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

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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?

Upcoming Events

New Year Mountain Dulcimer sessions for beginners


For the last couple of months, Steve Gray’s been running a twice-monthly session for beginners on the mountain dulcimer. Because it’s been so much fun (and because there were a few people who couldn’t make the current run of sessions), Steve’s going to be running another 6 sessions in the New Year.

The sessions will be 7.15–8.15 pm on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, starting on 9 January 2019.

If you’re not familiar with the mountain dulcimer, check out some videos on YouTube to experience the sweet sound and see how simple they are to play.

If you’d like to book a place on Steve’s New Year dulcimer sessions, drop him a line at info@mandolinking.org.uk. It’s just £30 for the 6 sessions, payable in advance; there are only 5 places available, so book soon!

Please note that Core Music can – of course! – get hold of some wonderful dulcimers for you to purchase. Just get in touch for details and prices, then treat yourself to a Christmas present!

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