Whole class instrument lessons

GAM tutor teaching students

Whole class instrument lessons

As a partner in the music hub, we can offer schools a subsidised course of 10 whole-class sessions for £399

Violins

Music tuition for every child

WCET forms a key part of the National Plan for Music Education.

As a partner in the music hub, we can offer schools a subsidised course of 10 whole-class sessions for £399

This covers loan of a free class set of instruments for the class to use for the duration of their course.

Instruments are delivered to the school by GAM before the course starts and collected at the end of the term.

Schools can choose from the following options for their whole-class course

Whole-class strings
Whole-class wind
Whole-class brass

We are currently implementing Covid safety procedures to ensure that whole-class music is delivered safely.

For the last two years, we have also been delivering a very successful 10-week tuned percussion course that is inspired by the gamelan.  The first session of the course takes place at Barbican House.  Children visit the building for a 90-minute workshop led by one of our specialist tutors.  This session introduces them to the instruments of the gamelan and the place of music in Indonesian culture.  For the following 8 weeks, the tutor visits your school to deliver a 1-hour session in the classroom.  Using tuned percussion, the pupils explore the musical conventions of the gamelan, compose their own gamelan-inspired music and learn percussion skills.   We use the school's own tuned percussion, but can supplement this with class percussion sets which we borrow from Colwell Arts Centre.  The tenth and final week of the course is held back at Barbican House on the real gamelan instruments.  Here, the children rehearse and perform the music they have created back in school.  We encourage schools to invite parents to come along to Barbican House to listen to the performance or record the performance to share with the parents digitally.  This course costs £399.

GAM has also piloted a new programme for KS1 called Ready Steady Play.  We have trained a team of music specialists to deliver a 10-week course that will help children to become 'instrument-ready'.  Based on GAM's Musicland approach and coached by our founder, Caroline Lumsden, tutors will use singing, percussion, movement and composing to develop children's musicianship skills.  This course works particularly well in Year 2, prior to them starting instrumental learning in Year 3.  This course costs £399.

Please fill in our school enquiry form or, to discuss your school's needs, please contact our Schools Manager, Rob Jones at rob@glosacadmusic.org