Pupils who have already completed a Music Explorers programme can continue to learn the following year.
- Music Club is the ideal 30 week programme for those who have enjoyed their Music Explorers whole class teaching programme and want to continue to learn
- This will be a large group lesson rather than a whole class creating a small ensemble. The bigger the group the cheaper the lesson will be
- The minimum visit would be 40 minutes
- Unlike Music Explorers, class teachers are not expected to be present
- Students will have the opportunity to progress more quickly in a smaller group
- A fully vetted and managed Associate Music Teacher with all appropriate disclosure and barring checks (DBS)
- Associate Music Teachers who are Quality Assured – an observation moderation visit and feedback on an annual basis informed by school feedback
- Music lessons in groups of 5 – 15 students lasting up to an hour on a weekly basis throughout term time starting in September
- A progressive teaching and learning programme with regular monitoring and access to qualification routes if required
- A Playing@Home diary to support learning
- All students keep their instrument free of charge until the end of Primary school in Year 6.
- This offer also applies to all recorder and fife instrumentalists who may try another instrument other than the recorder or fife. E.g.clarinet/flute
- Schools must provide a suitable learning environment for the lesson
- Schools and parents/carers encourage learning, particularly playing at home and taking part in ensemble activity between lessons
- To provide performance opportunities for the groups in school. These can be led by the Associate Music Teacher at an additional cost.
- Maintain communication with Music Hub staff and administration about potential changes to the visit schedule
- While the first year of learning has to be free to the child, schools can choose to subsidise or recoup some or all of the cost of continuation from pupils
- Booking a 40 – 60 minute lesson will enable children to learn as an ensemble – (large group). The bigger the group the cheaper the lesson will be. Depending on the number of students who opt to continue the cost and time can be adapted
- See example of costings on a 40 minute large group lesson at £34.85 an hour
- Schools will have published remission schemes that usually provide some financial support for looked-after children or those who have registered and are eligible for Free School Meals (FSM) and those in receipt of Pupil Premium Funding.
Example of costings
|Number of Students||40 minute group lesson||2 terms = 10 weeks cost to schools||Weekly cost to parents|