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Secondary Instrumental

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What’s on Offer?

Our secondary offer is now more comprehensive than ever with lots of options to build a bespoke package to meet the needs of your school. Select from the options below to see further details about what is on offer. For information regarding cost or to book any of these projects please select bookings from the menu above.

Secondary Whole Class Ensemble Teaching (SWCET)

Brass (Cornet, Baritone, P-Bone)
Djembe
Flute
Guitar (Acoustic)
Indian Music Experience (Tabla, Sitar & singing)
Percussion (including Samba)
Recorder
Steel Pans
Strings (Violin, Viola, Cello)
Ukulele
Woodwind (Clarinet & Saxophone)

SWCET is a year-long programme that involves weekly instrumental lessons for whole classes (maximum 33 pupils) at a time. This ensemble approach not only allows more children to access instrumental learning, but also offers a whole class learning experience where children can improve their listening skills and develop team work. SWCET can be delivered during music curriculum lesson times. LSMS understand that some high and secondary schools have a 2 week timetable. Once orders have been received we will work with these schools to try and accommodate their needs.

Primary schools in your area may already be offering Whole Class lessons, or it may be that this will be your pupils' first experience of instrumental learning.

Lessons are 45 minutes long and there are a minimum of 33 lessons over one year. We supply the instruments, and if appropriate children can take them home to practise. We also use interactive resources, and where a school chooses to, these resources can also be accessed by pupils at home.

Sessions can take place between the following times:

Session 1 9:00 - 10:30am
Session 2 10:45 - 12:15pm
Session 3 1:00 - 2:00pm
Session 4 2:15 - 3:15pm

Secondary Large Group Continuation

If you run a SWCET project in your school, we encourage you to offer a second year of Continuation for the whole class. Or, it may be that your feeder primary schools are running WCET lessons and pupils moving into your school have already completed the initial year - or even more. Offering Large Group Continuation to these pupils supports transition as well as building on musical progress. Arrangements such as lesson length and instruments are the same as in the initial year.

Small Group Continuation

Small Group Continuation supports progression for groups of seven children or less that have already taken part in Whole Class or Continuation learning in a previous year. This option works really well for pupils in their third or even fourth year of learning. Accredited assessment through ABRSM Music Medals or Graded Examinations can be included on most instruments to provide motivational goals and tangible rewards for the children. Sessions are 30 minutes in length

Individual Continuation

These bespoke 1-2-1 sessions are tailored for the individual child and suit particularly able students and those who have been playing for a longer time. Designed for pupils who have already taken part in Whole Class or Continuation learning in a previous year, pupils can if they wish, work towards ABRSM Graded Examinations. Sessions are 20 minutes in length

After School Ensemble

Offer a 30 minute music club, band or ensemble led by a specialist from LSMS, so that children can extend their learning on their Whole Class/Continuation instrument. This option can only be booked in conjunction with SWCET or Continuation, and must be with the same teacher. Sessions are 30 minutes and there are limited places available for this option.

Turntablism

We now have a unique new Turntablism Unit of Work available for Secondary Schools. The scheme aims to provide a new dimension to pupils' music making and engage and inspire children with an alternative genre of music. The project includes teacher training, resources - including a six lesson planned unit, and an instructional video featuring Mr Switch, a world renowned Turntablist.


Your school will have the loan of a half class set of double decks over a half term. This equipment is substantial and if you choose to apply for this project you will need to ensure there is enough space to deliver sessions and store the turntables in school. Places are limited to six schools per year.

Yamaha Class Band

Class Band is a symphonic orchestra of wind instruments including Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion (Optional French Horn, Baritone and Oboe if required). The Class Band method caters for groups of 20 -32 KS3 students and aims to improve musical transition from year 6 to 7. It includes the use of high quality Yamaha instruments as well as CPD designed to improve teacher confidence in leading Class Band.

To run Yamaha Class Band, you will need to provide a teacher who is a brass or woodwind specialist to team teach with the LSMS music leader. You will also need to plan to work with at least 50% of your Year 7 classes. For more details about this project, please contact us.

Partners

  • Arts
    Music Service
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • Music Mark
    Viva
    Philharmonia
    Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
    Bullfrog
    Awards for Young Musicians
    Orchestras Live
    Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
    Transformance Music
    Spark Childrens Festival
    Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
    National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain
  • The Mighty Creatives
    MEHEM
    Leicester Cathedral
    Leicester International Music Festival

Partners

  • Arts
  • Music Service
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • Music Mark
  • Viva
  • Philharmonia
  • Darbar
  • Soft Touch Arts
  • Bullfrog
  • Awards for Young Musicians
  • Orchestras Live
  • Pedestrian
  • SoundLincs
  • Transformance Music
  • Spark Childrens Festival
  • Leicester City Football Club Community Trust
  • National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain