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The Dark Peak Music Foundation is a vibrant, creative and innovative music centre based in the Peak District in Derbyshire.

We are committed to providing the best opportunities for young people from Glossop, New Mills, Chapel-en-le- Frith, Hayfield and the surrounding area to develop their interest in music and the lasting friendships that grow out of making music together.

Our ethos is simple – everyone can develop themselves, their community and the wider society through music.


We aim to foster the musical development of each individual student, nurturing their confidence, helping them to develop their musical and teamwork skills and giving them the opportunity to work with other keen and committed musicians.

Under the guidance of our team of experienced and dedicated professional musicians, the Foundation provides opportunities for over 200 young musicians from beginner to advanced levels in a progressive family of ensembles.

Coupled with our exciting programme of community events, workshops, public concerts and our community orchestra for players of all ages we are making our corner of Derbyshire an exciting musical environment for the whole community.

We are a registered charity and a delivery partner of the Derbyshire Music Education Hub.

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