Parents

Parents

Music is an integral part of everyone’s day, and all over the world musical stars have been made famous not just for decades but for centuries.

An interest in playing music often begins at a young age; remember learning to play the recorder? That kind of early interaction with music has led to some spectacular musical talent over the years.

Telford & Wrekin Music offer a full range of music tuition on a wide range of musical instruments to children in both primary and secondary schools across the borough.

There is something for everyone, whether it is tuition in small groups focusing on technique in schools, or larger groups after school, there is plenty on offer.

Telford & Wrekin Music has been teaching young people to make music in local schools since 2007 and has over 20 professional musicians, educators and performers to help unlock the talent in every child.

Owning or purchasing an instrument isn’t a barrier to taking part either as the music service will hire out most instruments for children to use and practice with.

If they wish, the children will have the opportunity to perform at local venues as well as the chance to take music exams and gain formal qualifications if the bug for playing takes hold.

Apply here for lessons but we must have a completed Direct Debit Form sent in with your Application Form. 

For Instrument Hire apply here

Anyone having individual or group lessons with us can attend our after school ensembles for free.

Playing in a group has many benefits including the reinforcement of techniques, developing new friendships and teamwork skills, learning to listen, harmonise, follow direction and most importantly…it’s fun!

Below is our ensemble timetable - If you would like to join a group, please contact the tutor.

Day

Time

Ensemble

Description

Location

Contact

Monday

4pm - 4.45pm

In Harmony Youth Ensemble

Open to players from approximately grade 3 and above. Entrance is via teacher recommendation only. A great opportunity to take your music to the next level with lots of like-minded musicians and lots of exciting performance opportunities.

Old Park Primary School

andi@inharmonytelfordstoke.org

Wednesday

4pm - 5pm

Keyboard

All ages and abilities are very welcome. Everyone can suggest pieces they'd like to play.

Charlton

Deborah.Blakemore@telford.gov.uk

Wednesday

5pm - 6pm

Woodwind

Run in a supportive and encouraging manner.

Charlton

Felicity.Stubbs@telford.gov.uk

Thursday

3.30pm - 5.30pm

In Harmony Nucleo

An inclusive and fun environment with varied repertoire and lots of exciting performance opportunities. Past performances have been at venues including Symphony Hall, Theatre Severn and with professional band The Destroyers at Telford 50 celebrations.

Includes a break for socialising and refreshments.

Old Park Primary School

andi@inharmonytelfordstoke.org

Thursday

4pm - 5pm

String

A mixture of styles of music arranged to suit various levels of ability. The group provides a great way of playing with other string players and improves note reading and technique.

End of term performance to parents.

Charlton

David.Grivell@telford.gov.uk

 

Why should you learn an instrument with us? We’ve listed a few reasons below…

 

Increased intelligence and memory

Some of the brain benefits of learning a musical instrument include increased comprehension and math skills, finely-tuned auditory skill and a greater capacity for memory.

 

Increased coordination

Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music.

 

Playing a musical instrument relieves stress

Studies show that playing an instrument helps in lowering the heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn lowers the stress hormone cortisol, thus making us feel relaxed.

 

Make new friends

Playing an instrument or singing is a great way to meet other musicians and increase your social circle. Music draws children together from different backgrounds and creates a common bond.

Maestro Eduardo Marturet, a conductor, composer and musical director for the Miami Symphony Orchestra, who also oversees the MISO Young Artist program in South Florida, has observed the effect that music has on a child’s social skills. "Socially, children who become involved in a musical group or ensemble learn important life skills, such as how to relate to others, how to work as a team and appreciate the rewards that come from working together, and the development of leadership skills and discipline."

 

Better self-confidence

With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.

 

Exercise

Playing an instrument naturally leads to increased physical activity. Whether you’re playing the piano, guitar, strings, or a wind instrument, you’re using your arm and back muscles to play and/or hold up your instrument. And if you play the drums, you even get to do some cardio!

 

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