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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 weeks ago

What a fabulous start to the week. It’s great to be back and seeing more of you in store. Plus lessons as well!

Remember our new opening hours are:
Tuesday - Thursday 2pm - 8pm
Friday - 12pm - ... See more

2 weeks ago

Hello! It's great to be starting back with some lessons today. We were planning to open until 8pm tonight but will probably close a little earlier as our last lessons will finish at 7pm. This may ... See more

3 weeks ago

Good Morning. More news!
We are gearing up for a return to lessons!
It’s been so quiet in Core over the last 6 months, we can’t wait to fill the rooms with music again. We can’t all come back ... See more

3 weeks ago

Hello Core Fans,
We are ramping things up for Autumn.
Check out our new opening hours after the Bank Holiday
Tuesday - Thursday 2pm - 8pm
Friday - 12pm - 6pm
Saturday - 9am - 4pm
Do come and visit us ... 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.