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LOVE MUSIC TRUST - CHANGING CHILDREN'S LIVES...THROUGH MUSIC

STEP 1: WIDER OPPORTUNITIES

WIDER OPPORTUNITIES

For most children this will be the first time they've picked up an instrument.
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The first step in learning to play an instrument is normally “Wider Opportunities”. This programme has introduced more than two million children nationwide to the magic and discipline of making music. Our tutors  teach pupils an instrument every week for a year. The class teacher joins in and learns to play too.


The aim is for every child to benefit, regardless of family income or circumstances.  If your school isn’t already offering this then maybe suggest they give us a call!


The wider opportunities programme is totally inclusive, as a whole class activity it offers opportunity for all.



  • The weekly lessons deliver all the main elements of the music curriculum and intensive CPD for the class teacher who also learns to play an instrument alongside the children.

  • Pupils are given ownership and responsibility for an instrument for a year. Children respond positively to the trust and responsibility that is placed in them.

  • Team teaching alongside professional musicians is a stimulating experience for many teachers.

  • Working together co-operatively, listening to each other and teamwork skills are enhanced throughout the programme.


 


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STEP 2: PLAY IT AGAIN

PLAY IT AGAIN

Enjoyed step one? Want to really start to get to grips with an instrument?
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The next step, moving forward to learn a particular instrument we call “Play it Again”.  Children who have taken part in a “Wider Opportunities” programme will hopefully want to keep their music going and receive tuition on their favorite instrument.  But don’t worry if you didn’t have “Wider Opportunities” at your school – we want everyone to learn so ask your school to get in touch.


Your school is free to choose whether they want tutors from us, independent tutors or another music service provider.



Schools will have the flexibility to decide who is the appropriate tutor for your child from either Love Music Trust tutors, independent peripatetic music tutors or by another service provider selected by your child’s school.


During the summer term we contact schools to find out which pupils would like to have lessons under the “Play It Again” programme.  Typically these will be 1 tutor to 2 or 3 children but it will of course depend upon how many pupils want to learn what instruments at what schools so we arrange for the most appropriate tutors to teach your child.


In the first instance please ask your school about “Play It Again” opportunities – we are always delighted to hear from schools to sort it all out.


When your child gets close to starting lessons they will probably want to hire an instrument, so visit our instrument hire pages to get that underway.  We charge just £5 per month (nothing for “Cared for Children” and children in receipt of free school meals.


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ENSEMBLES, GROUPS, PERFORMANCES

ENSEMBLES, GROUPS, PERFORMANCES

Our aim is to provide a joined up musical path in whatever field you choose.
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Our aim is to provide a joined up musical path in whatever field you choose.  We run lots of ensembles ourselves and we have formal Partnerships with numerous other regional ensembles, groups, orchestras and talented professionals.


If you’ve got the enthusiasm to progress then we will do our best to provide you with a route to the top.


 


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SINGING

SINGING

Singing is getting increasingly popular. Singing is cool.
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Our aim is to ensure that every child is able to access singing, either in the classroom or within choirs.



Tutors offer vocal lessons, workshops and longer term projects culminating in massed performances.  We run a Youth and Junior Choir for children of Cheshire East, with area choirs offering geographical convenience and exciting performance opportunities.


LMT value partnerships with outstanding music providers such as Ex-cathedra, we worked with particularly closely in 2013-14. This year a follow-on project called Singing Together has provided massed rehearsals, workshops, CPD, teaching materials and an inspirational performance opportunity for 1500 pupils.


The Macclesfield festival has involved 600 children over two nights in a vocal festival directed by our Vocal Lead.



The summer term sees a nursery project aimed at rising 5s and with the same children progressing into reception classes in the Autumn term.  The project will deliver the many social, linguistic, musical and educational benefits of singing in the early years.


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INSTRUMENT HIRE

INSTRUMENT HIRE

£5 per month (or in some circumstances free). You won't find a better deal.
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We don’t want any child to give up interest in learning an instrument because its too expensive to hire or buy one.  So we have a fairly large stock of instruments and we hire them out at as low a price as we can manage – £5 per month regardless of the instrument, paid online.


For children in receipt of free school meals we further reduce the price to £3 per month and for “cared for children” there is no charge to hire an instrument.




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