Endangered Instrument Clubs

Do you like the idea of learning an instrument that’s a little bit different? Maybe you’re keen to play something that’s ‘one-of-a-kind’?

NMPAT need you!

We are keen to hear from children and young people who are interested in learning to play the oboe, bassoon, double bass and orchestral percussion! These instruments are becoming endangered and need special people to play them… that special person could be you!

Register now using our online form:

NMPAT are looking for young people in years four to eight who are interested in having weekly tuition on one of these endangered instruments.  We will provide you with an instrument, one reed per term for oboes and bassoons, and specialist staff to help you develop your specialist skills.

For your first year of tuition, the cost is just £30 per term, where there are three terms per academic year.  There will be a complimentary consultation session to check suitability and offer advice before you are required to commit to lessons for the term. 

Once your place in the group is confirmed, please make payment on the ParentPay Shop


  • Thursday 5.00-6.00pm
  • Friday 5.00-6.00pm

You can find out more about the bassoon, and the rest of the woodwind family, in this video: Welcome to the Woodwind Family

Double bass

  • Thursday 5.00-6.00pm

Check out our Double Bass Club Playlist on YouTube to hear from NMPAT alumni Nina Harries as well as some other double bass superstars!

Inspirational Double Bassists


  • Thursday 4.00-5.30pm

You can find out more about the oboe, and the rest of the woodwind family, in this video: Welcome to the Woodwind Family

Orchestral percussion

  • Thursday 5.00-5.45pm

Have a listen to NYPE – our senior percussion ensemble – this could be you in the not too distant future!

NYPE – In the Clouds

"All children should have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument"

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