Meet Our Teachers – Michael Davies, piano teacher and exam accompanist

Michael teaches at the Music Place on Monday evenings and accompanies our ABRSM exam sessions three times a year.

What got you in to music as a child?
When I was in infant school I started playing the recorder because my parents got me an Abracadabra recorder book from the Early Learning Centre. I taught myself […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Blog 2

Dear all,
Hope you’re all looking forward to the weekend!
Don’t forget the Altrincham Christmas lights are being turned on this Saturday 19th November! If that wasn’t exciting enough, our Music Place Choir will be singing at the event!
Calling all young musicians, actors and actresses! You have until 31st December to enter into the Youth Bowdon Festival 2017! This is an exciting opportunity to […]

By |November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Clare Morel, choir leader

Clare runs our choirs on Wednesdays up at the Cinnamon Club in Bowdon.


Hello Clare!  What got you into music?

I always signed up for everything to do with music at school.  I learnt the recorder first, then I had piano lessons, then viola lesson, in fact, anything that was offered to me I’d sign up […]

By |November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bowdon Youth Festival

The Bowdon Youth Festival is a great performance opportunity – with prizes to be won!

You can enter online at the festival website.  Good luck!

By |November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments


Dear music students,
We are coming up to Week 3 of the final term of 2016. How time flies when you’re having fun!
At the start of term The Music Place celebrated its 20th birthday with a fantastic event at the Cinnamon Club hosted by Clint Boon!  Thank you to all those who came. here’s to another 20 years!
We […]

By |November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Photos of the Music Place

Some new photos of Music Place…



By |October 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet our Teachers – Tanah Stansfield, singing, violin and piano

Tanah teaches violin, piano and singing for us on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

Hi Tanah!  What did you like about learning to play music when you were younger?

Hello!  I loved the challenge of learning music and I feel like my parents enjoyed seeing me working hard and improving.  I felt very lucky to have […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet Our Teachers – Steve Gilbert, drums

Over the next few months, we are going to introduce some members of our lovely teaching staff.  First up is Steve Gilbert, who teaches drums here on Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings.

Hi Steve!  Tell us a bit about when you started learning the drums.

Hi everyone.  I grew up in Altrincham and my dad was […]

By |October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Manchester Music Night

Manchester Music Night
Monday 17th October at 7.30pm
The Cinnamon Club

Our first Music Place performance of the year is a big celebration of music from Manchester.  The evening will be presented by Clint Boon (Inspiral Carpets, Radio X) and will feature our Music Place choirs, Music Place bands, staff performances, a Manchester quiz and great musicians […]

By |September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jazz Summer School has started

This year’s jazz summer school is well under way with over 40 students and 5 tutors – Iain Dixon, Mike Walker, Les Chisnall, Caroline Boaden and Gary Culshaw.  Lots of hard work taking place already and great to see so many people taking part in the evening jams.

By |August 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments