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.

Please note that the project is currently unavailable due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, we hope to be up and running soon!

We run two Bloco Notto groups. Our Beginner's Group is for young people with little to some experience of playing instruments, while our Advanced Group is aimed at people who have been playing a percussion instrument for a while and want to learn more complex samba rhythms. Bloco Notto has performance opportunities throughout the year at our concerts and city cultural events. All instruments are provided so just come armed with your spirit and love for music!

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

Who It's For:

Beginners' Group: 9-16 year old students who have a sense of rhythm. Young people who have not played percussion instruments before are still welcome to join!

Advanced Group: Secondary students who have experience playing percussion instruments and would like to improve their skills further.

When & Where:

Beginners' Group: Thursday from 6 pm-7 pm at College Street Centre, Nottingham
Advanced Group: Thursday from 7 pm-9 pm at College Street Centre, Nottingham

How to Get Here:

College Street Centre, College Street - NG1 5AQ

Nearest Bus Stops: Cathedral, Tollhouse Hill, Maid Marian Way

It's a great opportunity to meet other people, improve your skills and perform around the city. Email for more information 

Fee Payments

For young people living or studying in the city, the annual cost of joining any Nottingham Music Hub ensemble is £48 (£11 concessions). Please note that you only have to pay one annual fee but can be part of more than one ensemble (e.g. Bloco Notto and RHYO Intermediate).

For young people living AND studying in the county, please note that the annual cost of joining any of our ensembles is £90.

We're happy to announce that now you can make payments online! Click button below. For further enquiries, please give us a call or email
Nottingham Music Hub