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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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1 week ago

Something for the weekend? How about this rather nice Fender Squier Affinity Strat? Recently refurbed and set up. Only £120 including 10 watt Practice Amp, Gig Bag, Cable and Strap.

1 week ago
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Just heard that there is going be a shortage of bargain guitars and ukuleles due to panic buying. Get them while you can. Tanglewood Sundance X15NS reduced from £749 to £499 and Adam Black Rainbow ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Good Morning! If you're looking for any musical back to school things we might be able to help. Half, Three Quarter, Full size guitars, ukuleles, recorders, reeds, cleaning things, books and lots of ... See more

2 weeks ago
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Hello people out there! We're open until 6pm this evening then 9am to 4pm tomorrow. Some fantastic offers here at the moment. Well worth a trip down to see us. Most of our instruments are at least ... 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.