Bloco Notto & Upbe^t

Delighted to announce that we have resumed Bloco Notto and have introduced an exciting new rhythm and percussion ensemble called Upbe^t!

Our new ensemble is for city pupils ages 8 and above and guess what, you don't even need to have a musical instrument!

This exciting group will learn everything from Taiko drumming to stomp type drumming, body percussion from other cultures and other creative ways of using everyday objects as musical instruments!

They will meet once a week on Fridays from 4:00 PM to 4:55 PM at Nottingham Playhouse. All rehearsals will also be streamed online using Microsoft Teams so if you are unable to attend a session for any reason, you can just log in from the comfort of your home and still be part of the practice session.

If you're interested in joining, just fill out the enrolment form below. For any queries, please call 07719146007 or email

Bloco Notto

If you love drums and percussion, Bloco Notto is perfect for you! Bloco Notto helps young people develop skills on percussion instruments from across the globe, with tuition from experienced percussionists.

Members of Bloco Notto posing for a photograph with their instruments
Bloco Notto members practicing at the College Street Centre

Bloco Notto currently rehearse jointly with our other groups Upbe^t and Salsa Jazz Connect.

Where: Nottingham Playhouse

When: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Ensemble Fees

For young people who live in the city and/or study in a city state school, the annual cost of joining any music hub ensemble is £54 (£15 concessions). Please note that you only have to pay one annual fee but can be part of more than one Music Hub ensemble (for example, your child may play in RHYO InterConnect as well as Guitar Connect but just pay the ensemble fee ONCE).For all other young people, please note that the annual cost of joining a music hub ensemble is £110.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss alternative payment options.


Ensemble Fees - January to July 2022

If you're starting one of our ensembles from January this year, please use the options below to make your fee payment. Thank you!

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Ensemble Fee Payment - April to July 2022

Please use the button below to make your fee payment for this term. Thank you!

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