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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.

Our opening hours are increasing again this week. This is likely to be the pattern from now on (unless we can find some volunteers to help out on Mondays)

Tuesday 2pm to 8pm
Wednesday 2pm to 8pm
Thursday 2pm to 8pm
Friday 12pm to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 4pm

Looking forward to welcoming you back!


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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2 days ago

Well I've never been called a "Wedding Saver" before! All I did was say to bride's Mother "of course you can park the bridal car outside the shop while they get married and you buy a guitar for ... See more

2 days ago
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It's Saturday again! How did that happen? Anyway enough of this banter. Just a reminder that we are open today until 4pm and have some quite remarkable deals to offer you. Like these smaller bodied ... See more

3 days ago

Good Morning! Just so you know, we are following the new rules and will continue to do so. We regularly review our Health and Safety procedures and update where necessary. We are still open for ... See more

1 week ago
Photos from Core Music CIC's post

Well we are into our second week of lessons and things are gradually picking up. We'll have more teachers returning over the next few weeks and we'll be getting additional ventilation measure ... See more

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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.