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
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.
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."
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.
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!