Founded in 1988, the Lancaster Music Makers are a small, independent group of musicians which was set up with the aim of helping local musicians – instrumentalists, pianists and singers – to make music together, and to stage their own concerts. Our numbers include both amateur and professional musicians (the latter including teachers, accompanists and performers). Our concerts are open to anybody who wishes to gain performing experience. We cater for musicians of all ages and levels. The main emphasis in our concerts is on classical music, as this reflects the interest of most of our supporters, but we enjoy regular digressions into related genres, such as traditional folk and jazz.