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Music Shop near Skipton, Barnoldswick, Gargrave, Embsey, Bolton Abbey and surrounding areas

Music Shop for Skipton and outlying areas with musical instruments and equipment.

Promenade Music's parcel delivery van is in Skipton, Barnoldswick, Gargrave, Embsey, Bolton Abbey,  Hetton, Cross Hills, Earby, Kelbrook, Foulridge, Carleton, Bradley, Cononley, Draughton (etc) daily and our two man delivery team for pianos, organs etc are in the area twice a week.

We have many customers in the Skipton area and our music shop is less than 50 miles from Skipton which will take an hour and a quarter by car.

Skipton Music

Education
Some of the music education opportunities in Skipton include:
Skipton Music Centre
Skipton Music Centre offers a weekly opportunity for instrumentalists and singers to meet together to play or sing in an ensemble such as a band, choir or orchestra.
Anyone who is learning to play or sing can join Skipton Music Centre, members are usually learning their instruments in school but this need not be the case. Most members will have some basic skills before they join the Music Centre and students have the opportunity to progress to more advanced ensembles, to continue their musical development. Children of a range of ages attend the choir and gain valuable aural skills, new members are always welcome and no prior experience is required.
Ensembles run at the Skipton Music Centre have included:
•    Two orchestras
•    Two wind bands
•    Two Jazz groups
•    Two chamber ensembles
•    A choir
•    A guitar ensemble

The Music Centre is supported financially by NYCC, but modest fees are payable termly For further details, obtain the Prospectus produced by the County Music Service and available from your school, the Music Centre or your local library.

Private Tutors
Local private music teachers in the Skipton area have included:

Sarah Wills: Flute Tuition
Stuart Wills: French Horn Tuition
Howard Lorriman: Brass instruments, Euphonium, Music Theory
Malcolm Spencer: Piano Tuition
Jon Moreman: Trombone, Brass instruments, Piano, Bass Guitar
Laura Justice: Recorder Tuition
Damian Oxborough: Piano, Guitar, Voice
Sylvia Dowgill: Piano, Keyboard
Mark Nevison: Guitar, Bass Guitar
Karen Davidson: Percussion, Beginner Keyboards
Noel Hartley: Drum Kit
Kate Chilton: Clarinet, Saxophone, Piano
Hannah Stodart: Flute Tuition
Stuart Julian Kaplan: Drum Kit
Rosemary Pettitt: Piano Tuition
Chris Main: Electric/Acoustic/Classical Guitar, Electric/Fretless Bass
Lucy Weatherill: Saxophone Tuition
Martin Dawson: Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo
Leonie Stretch: Classical Guitar Tuition
Damian Oxborough: Piano, Keyboard, Guitar, Voice

Organisations
Skipton Music
Skipton Music promotes a varied programme of concerts from October to March as well as a concert for 350 primary school children. The concerts are always well-attended and the standard is consistently high.
Concerts are normally held at the Town Hall, situated at the top of the High Street, with seating for 290 people in 19 rows. There is a large car park at the rear and the building is wheelchair accessible. There are many eating places nearby, hotel accommodation is plentiful and there is a late train to Leeds at 10.15pm.
Skipton Music Festival
Skipton Music Festival is a charity established in 1922and exists to promote interest and participation in music and drama. It organises an annual Music and Drama Festival at which amateur performers appear in public and are encouraged to develop through receiving advice, guidance and encouragement from a team of professional adjudicators.An interesting and varied programme of speech and drama and music is promised. The festival is held annually in March and lasts for a week, the climax of the festival always being the Saturday evening concert, where there is the opportunity to hear again some of the outstanding performances of the week. The evening concert is a relaxed and enjoyable celebration without the stress of competition.
Sheeptown Songsters
The Sheeptown Songsters are community singing groups, devoted to the enjoyment of singing and developing their voices together.All voices are welcome, from absolute beginners to experienced choristers.  Repertoire is generally songs from folk traditions around the world, as well some more modern songs. New members are always welcome – no auditions; no pressure; no experience necessary – just a love of singing in a relaxed friendly environment.
Skipton Community Orchestra
Welcome to Skipton Community Orchestra, a recently set up musical venture. The orchestra was set up in January 2012 by two local mums who felt there was a need for an orchestra which is open to all abilities, whether members are just learning a musical instrument or are experienced players who have not picked up their instruments for a long while.
The orchestra meets twice a month in the evening, rehearsals are fairly informal and the repertoire includes a variety of well-known classical works as well as some more contemporary pieces.

Events
Cragfest
Cragfest is a gathering of like-minded people to enjoy music, entertainment and fun in the middle of some of the country’s most beautiful and safe surroundings.
Enjoy three days of upbeat feel-good music and fine Ale together with entertainment for children, holistic therapy and camping. Relax, chill, and forget your worries all beside the breath takingKilnsey Crag.

Skipton Folk Unplugged
A thriving acoustic night hosted by The Narrow Boat Pub in Skipton. Singers, musicians and poets always welcome every Monday, featured guest nights rotate with fortnightly singer’s nights.

Venues
Local Skipton music venues have included:
The Narrowboat, The Buck Inn, Coniston Hall,Skipton Town Hall, The Craven, Y Bar, The Punch Bowl,White Rose, Skipton Working Mans Club, White Rose Club, Herriots Hotel, Crowtress Inn