With term one just around the corner, Macquarie Conservatorium director Vivienne Winther is encouraging both adults and youth to think about signing up to their beginner classes in 2020.
Tuition is available for youth and adults, from beginner to advanced levels, in a large range of instruments from flute to ukulele.
Ms Winther said it was never too late or too early to start learning and enjoying music.
"If you're an adult who always wanted to learn an instrument, or stopped too early when you were young, group classes are an affordable and sociable way to start playing again," she said.
"You'll be in a class with other adults just like yourself, and while you are learning, you're also making music with others - an added bonus.
"Kids can also enjoy group classes for the same reasons, they are really motivating."
The Conservatourium will be holding another two free Come and Try sessions for children aged between two to seven-years-old on January 22 and 30.
There will even be a "laid- back" drumming group for adults and teens on Wednesday evenings.
"No previous experience is required to take up drumming, just your hands," Conservatorium drumming, ukulele and guitar tutor Dale Freeman said.
Ms Winther said there were new vacancies available in piano and singing tuition, as well as a variety of wind, brass, percussion and string instruments.
She said a range of ensembles were open to people who already played an instrument, including the all-ages Macquarie Intermediate Band.
Macquarie Intermediate Band conductor and brass teacher Neill Ryan said once you can play an instrument it was really rewarding to get together with others and play in an ensemble.
For those who love to sing, there's the youth chorus and youth music theatre.
"Our Youth Chorus is for kids who love to sing in harmony together, and our Youth Music Theatre program teaches skills in singing, movement and acting, putting on two musical shows during the year," Ms Winther said.
There are options available for those who want to study music.
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"As well as teaching from their home base in Bultje St Dubbo, Macquarie Conservatorium partners with a large number of schools in Dubbo and further afield in Wellington, Narromine, Gilgandra and Warren, to make learning an instrument more accessible to regional youth," Ms Winther said.
"Students have the option of learning onsite at our partner schools or coming to the Conservatorium for their lessons after school."
Enrolments are open now. For more information visit www.macqcon.org.au.