Musical opportunities, support, training and music lessons in Portsmouth are coordinated through Portsmouth Music Hub, led by Portsmouth City Council’s music service.

The award winning Portsmouth Music Hub is a dynamic network of organisations committed to building a secure foundation for music and music education in Portsmouth.

The hub’s goals include providing high quality music education and support for young people, and inspiring all young people to sing and play a musical instrument – follow the link to read the music hub’s goals in full.

Contact the hub by email at or phone 023 9237 5655.

Alternatively, like the hub on Facebook – Portsmouth Music Hub or follow the Twitter feed @portsmouthmusic.


Instruments are available to hire from the music hub through Portsmouth schools. Instruments can be hired for private tuition and costs between £45 – £60 per year to hire, depending on the teaching arrangements.

For information about how to save 20% when purchasing new instruments through the assisted purchase scheme, contact the music hub.

Music groups, lessons and events

For information about free ensembles and music groups go to Portsmouth Music Hub and click on the hub ensembles tab.

For information about musical events in the city check the music hub calendar or follow the link for more on the city’s Arts and Culture Passport scheme.

Lessons on musical instruments and singing take place in schools and at the music hub centre. For information about private instrumental and vocal lessons, contact the hub.