About us

Starfish Youth Music aims to help young people find their own musical voice, and give them confidence in their own creativity. Within the setting of the band-practice, our members explore writing songs and jamming, encouraging them to communicate ideas, share skills, and make decisions for themselves.

The members create the music. Experienced staff work to help this happen.  Its all about doing your own thing and helping others, raising the roof, laying foundations for life.

Starfish is based on a series of long or short term programmes (Juniors/ Seniors/Adults) from beginners to competent gigging bands, with many of our members coming back to tutor the younger bands.

Starfish puts on at least 5 big gigs a year, raising money for the club and sometimes for others as well. We also work with community groups and other organisations to provide music making events and workshops throughout the district.

As an independent club, we rely on members fees, donations and fundraising events to finance the running of the project.

Since 1998 Starfish has been growing from a few young musicians and a couple of amps into a major contributor to the local music scene, putting on popular public music events for all ages.


Fun and creative music sessions for young people aged 10 -18. The chance to play in a band, write record and perform your own music.


Starfish with a folky edge.

Suitable for all acoustic instruments

Outreach Workshops

We have a wealth of experience working with a diverse range of young people. Workshops are tailor made to suit the needs of groups and individuals.

Music Lessons

Affordable guitar/bass/drums lessons for beginners

Email: hello@starfishlewes.co.uk

CALL: 01273 933416


7 + 5 =

Starfish in the Park is a family-friendly acoustic festival set in the beautiful Paddock Fields in the centre of Lewes.

As well as 24 music acts there was also skateboarding, face painting, magicians, comic workshops, drum workshops, football with Lewes FC, art workshops, refreshments, bar & ice creams.

For the skaters The Skatehouse crew were on site with their mini skate ramp and expertise.
Our special guest for this year was the amazingly talented Sam Walker who performed in the evening.

The Festival ended at 8pm with a performance by the fantastic band ‘The Fifths’.
A great fun day for everyone that enjoyed.

We always have FREE ENTRY though donations gratefully received!

Sam’s website https://samwalkermusic.wordpress.com/

Find us at:

Starfish Youth Music
1a Phoenix Works
North Street
East Sussex

EMAIL: hello@starfishlewes.co.uk

CALL: 01273 933416

Junior sessions

Mondays 4pm – 5.30pm
Tuesdays 4pm – 5.30pm
Wednesdays 4pm – 5.30pm
Thursdays 4pm – 5.30pm

Senior sessions

Mondays 5.45pm – 7.45pm
Tuesdays 5.45pm – 7.45pm
Wednesdays 5.45pm – 7.45pm
Thursdays 5.45pm – 7.45pm

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