Semitone Studios is the go-to place for music in Marple. You can learn music, play music, listen to music, or just hang out with like-minded music lovers. Super friendly people in state-of-the-art facilities, we are a space where musicians can create anything, one step at a time.

Private Lessons

Semitone currently offers one-to-one lessons in:

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Clarinet, Electric Guitar, Flute, Keyboard, Mandolin, Mixing/Mastering, Music Production, Music Theory, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Songwriting, Ukulele, Viola, Violin, and Voice.

If you would like to study an instrument/field not currently on offer, please ask us - we can probably help.


There are three sound-treated studios at Semitone available for recording sessions. A baby grand piano is available, as well as an upright acoustic, and two digital pianos. We have a huge range of mics and tools for capturing sound; each recording setup is completely bespoke. Our recording engineer will provide expert advice to ensure you get the best possible recording. Contact us to discuss your needs. Email or ring 0161 826 7613 and leave a message.

Live Music

There is live music at Semitone almost every Friday night at 8pm. Each week we invite a musician to perform as our featured artist, followed by a brief break and then an open mic which is open to all.

Audience numbers are strictly limited. If you are interested in attending, please email

Music Appreciation

Music Appreciation meets at Semitone on Fridays from 10:30-12:00 and there is an online session available on Thursday afternoons.

The class primarily focuses on classical music, and is open to knowledgeable enthusiasts as well as people who have little or no knowledge of classical music at all. The format of the class is a combination of listening to music, lecture, and discussion. If you've always wanted to learn more about classical music but felt too out of your depths to approach the subject, this class could be for you - it is genuinely friendly and inclusive.

For more information or if you are interested in attending, please contact Peter Eccles at or 07715 643110.

Semitone Singers

Semitone Studios now runs three choirs, the Semitone Singers.

The Semitone Singers is a group of choirs run by Taylor Giacoma, founder of Semitone Studios. Newly formed in 2022, the group is currently comprised of a mixed choir, a men's choir, and a women's choir. The mixed choir meets at the Manchester Rugby Club, and the men's and women's choirs meet at the Wilmslow Rugby Club. The repertoire consists of a little bit of everything - madrigals, movies, musicals, spirituals, shanties, serious songs, silly songs - everything. All singers are welcome, and there is no audition required. We sing as a team, one step at a time. If you are interested in joining the Semitone Singers, please email