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Coronavirus COVID-19

Update: the shop at Core Music is now open again

Please Note: If you’re planning on visiting Core please don’t forget your face mask.

During half-term we are reducing our hours slightly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday


Tuesday 2pm to 6pm
Wednesday 2pm to 6pm
Thursday 2pm to 6pm
Friday 12pm to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm




Keep up to date with the latest developments at Core Music. We’ll also try to keep everyone entertained through this period!

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3 days ago
An online concert with Semibreve and Clara Vale Music

Looking forward to this.

An online concert with Semibreve and Clara Vale Music

4 days ago

Here's our October Half Term Opening Times for the shop. Thanks and hope you have a good week!

4 days ago

This week's Saturday Special. Kala Baritone Ukulele - KA-BE. All solid mahogany complete with pick up. The tuning is D,G,B,E so imagine a small guitar without the 2 low strings. Hours of fun and you ... See more

5 days ago

Welcome to the pInstrument Family. We have the pTrumpet, the pBone, the pCornet and the baby of the family, the pBuzz. Affordable funky brass that isn't brass!

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Welcome to Core Music

We are a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to make music accessible to all in our community. It’s a place where people of all ages and abilities can learn to play or sing, and take part in sessions, clubs and workshops.

Core Music Hexham

What we do


We have a well-stocked shop in Hexham, full of instruments of every type at competitive prices, along with all the accessories and sheet music you might need

DVD Rental

We have a fantastic archive of over 3,500 DVDs available to rent, with new releases arriving regularly from the biggest blockbusters to indie hits.

Room Hire

Looking for a space to practice, record or hold a meeting? We have several rooms available to hire


Enhance your instrumental skills, learn new tunes and have loads of fun at one of our regular weekly clubs. We cater for a huge range of instruments, musical genres and skill levels!


From gigs to one-off workshops, there’s always something coming up soon at Core Music.

Instrument Lessons

There are hundreds of students improving their playing at Core Music every week – why not join them?



Very good at engagement of the local population, encouraging a wide range of musical issues.

Welcoming people and making me feel better if I am feeling down.

Core Music is a joyful magical place that fosters a love of music in those who use its excellent facilities and a lovely community spirit that means everyone talks and connects.