NMPAT Holloway Centre

While Centres are not able to meet in person, we have a brand new initiative: NMPATVC our new virtual Centre.
Just like the regular centres you don’t need any experience to join in, and there is something for everyone who enjoys Music and the Performing Arts to participate in.
Register your attendance here or email for more information
Sessions will be held on Saturday mornings from 9.30-12.30 via Zoom. There will be a timetable of activities including:
  • A welcome and warm-up session
  • Instrumental ensembles for all standards
  • Musical theatre
  • Adult community choir
  • Weekly workshops including General Musicianship, Jazz, Folk and Drama

View the full timetable here: VC timetable

NMPAT Holloway Centre is run by a fantastic team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers who provide an exciting and comprehensive variety of music, dance, musical theatre, circus skills and drama sessions for all children aged 3 plus. 

A timetable of face-to-face activities will be made available once we have confirmation around resuming meetings at the Centre.

For nursery to year 2 children

Our mini music programme is the starting point for many of our pupils. We offer a carousel of activities for our Ladybirds (nursery and reception). Caterpillars (year 1) and Bumblebees (year 2).

Each class does dance, drama and music and these are split into 30 minute sessions, thus creating our carousel.

In our Early Years music classes there is plenty of singing, rhythm games, and use of boomwhackers, ocarinas and more. Our dancers learn basic movement to music in the Ladybirds class to fully choreographed numbers in the Bumblebee class. The early year’s drama class offer the opportunity to build confidence, expression through games, activities and improvising.

Year 1 and 2 children have the option to stay and take part in Mini Strings, Recorder, Country dancing and Ready Steady Glock (this is a percussion class using mini glockenspiels).

Our Early Years classes have regular concerts to showcase their achievements.

For Key Stage 2 children

For younger children who perhaps have not started to learn an instrument yet, we have a variety of classes offering an opportunity to have a go at various instruments such as the ukulele, recorder, glockenspiel and percussion, which offer a great introduction to music. Children are encouraged to sing and take part in lots of fun music games in general musicianship, choir, creative music-making classes and music theatre.

For children already learning an instrument

Our music ensembles for those having instrumental lessons include a brass group, two woodwind groups, a variety of string ensembles, ukulele and guitar groups, two folk groups, a choir, rock band, samba drumming, African drumming and two additional percussion classes. We also offer recorders, keyboards and general musicianship (music theory) classes.

We cater for all abilities – from the absolute beginner to the more advanced – and we cover an extensive range of musical genres from classical to rock and folk.

Drama Groups

The Drama department is a great place to build confidence, and give our pupils an insight into the technical elements of drama through structured activities, games and performance opportunities. The centre has taken part in local festivals and twice performed full-scale west end shows.

Our drama classes include Acting Skills, Musical Theatre and Creative Drama.


We currently offer four dance classes across the morning – Street Dance, Ballet, Dance mixed styles and creative dance. We have a team of two fabulous teachers to take you through your steps and provide a wealth of styles. Our dance classes are fully inclusive and there is no previous experience required.

Specialist footwear is optional, and not a requirement to join the classes.

Come for a free taster session

Every child is entitled to a no-obligation taster session as this will give them a chance to experience the centre before committing themselves. Everyone is very welcome visit our centre at any time. Please go to the OAK building (follow the signs) and sign in to receive a visitors badge and a member of staff will be happy to talk you through the timetable and show you around.

Where do we meet?

Under normal circumstances we meet at:

Northampton School for Girls
Spinney Hill Road

When do we meet?

Saturday mornings during term time: 9:30am to 12:30pm.​

Term dates for the current academic year

The autumn term will begin virtually – please register here or contact for more information.

In the event of unavoidable closures, information will be via the centre on our Facebook feed.

The centre head is local woodwind teacher Naomi Muller.

You can email the centre:   

Or you can contact the main NMPAT office.

Before you start

There is some important information we would need from you in order to safeguard your child to the best of our ability. Please complete the form below and return it to your Centre Head.

How much does it cost?

Please see the payments page for details of membership subscriptions and how to pay.

Help us reduce costs by paying online through Parent Pay and please consider Gift Aiding your membership subscription so that we can avoid raising subscription rates unnecessarily.

How to pay – ParentPay shop >>


You can find our child protection policy, code of conduct, and photographic policy on our policies page.

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