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About Leicestershire Music

Enriching & Connecting Your World
Through Life-Changing Musical Experiences

Celebrating 75 Years of Music Making

In 1948, Eric Pinkett founded the first orchestra in Leicestershire, and possibly the Country, specifically for children & young people, holding its first performance at Church Langton Primary School – a school now recognised with Eric's Blue Plaque. Since 1948 countless young people in Leicester and Leicestershire have been supported, encouraged and inspired to pick up an instrument or to sing by us under our various guises – Leicestershire County School of Music, Arts in Education, Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service and now Leicestershire Music.

To celebrate this milestone, we're planning an exciting series of events throughout 2023 and would encourage you to join us in this celebration. Please take a look through our website to see how you can get involved!

Whilst over the years our name has changed our values have not and as we look forward into the future we will continue to support, teach, encourage and inspire as many young people as possible to love music as much as we do!

Have you been on this journey with us?

Take a trip down memory lane and take a look at our archive, hosted by our partner's The Leicester-Shire Music and Cultural Trust – with photos, recordings, videos and memorabilia stretching back 75 years. Were you part of an Orchestra, Steel Pans, Choir, Band, go on Tour or participate in lessons etc. then please get in touch and share your stories, photos or other memorabilia with us using

Our Core Values

We Nurture
We are passionate about valuing and developing the talents and skills of our whole community*
(*our colleagues, hub partners, parents/guardians, teachers and, most of all, young people).

We are Inclusive
Giving a voice to all, recognising that music is a Universal language.

We Inspire
It is a privilege to offer music services to Leicester/shire – we seek to inspire everyone we work with, creating life changing musical experiences.

We Stay Relevant
Constantly engaging with and listening to young people & the wider community to ensure that we and our partners meet the ever-changing musical needs of young people across Leicester and Leicestershire.

We Innovate
We offer authentic, cutting edge musical experiences and dare to be different...

Please click on the headings below to find out more.


  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC 2


  • Arts
  • Leicestershire Music
  • LCC
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC 2