Enriching & Connecting Your World
Through Life Changing Musical Experiences
Updated 1st March 2021.
NEW - Daily Lockdown Learning sessions on our Youtube Channel - please click here to find out what's on offer and how to take part! - Extra sessions now available!
Welcome to our website.
In light of the 22nd Feb announcement regarding schools re-opening, please find updated information and links below.
We are committed to supporting schools, staff, students and parents through the stages of the easing of lockdown. Our Lockdown Learning for Schools / Parents / Carers / Students will remain available throughout.
At Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service, the health and well-being of our audiences, musicians, participants and staff is of the highest priority. We will continue to support musicians, staff, parents and our audiences as best as we can through these difficult times. We'd like to thank everybody for their understanding and patience.
Our Covid 19 Information & Guidance page contains the latest guidance for Leicester and Leicestershire schools on safe musical learning. This page is updated regularly as new guidance is released from the DfE etc.
We are continually reviewing our Risk Assessments with regard to Covid 19 - LSMS Covid 19 Risk Assessment 01.03.21. DfE and ACE are keen that music services, hubs, teachers are as flexible and supportive to schools as possible as long as activities are safe and compliant. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you want further support, advice or clarification.
Visit our Musical Solutions page to find out how we can help with innovative distance learning. We are committed to delivering high quality music education and are working with Schools to ensure that young people's music education can continue.
If you have any queries about our projects, bookings or any way we might be able to help your students make music, please contact a member of our team using the email link or mobile numbers below.
Percussion, Strings & Ukulele - Matt Newnham - 07961 098088
Brass & Guitar - Tony Rifugiato - 07944 712233
Woodwind & Singing - Nicki Atkins - 07508 013201
Steel Pans - Gillian Ramshaw – 07535 641847
Music Technology – Brad Smith - 07508 013232
Special Schools - Sarah Share - 07905 502657
Secondary Schools - Sharon Jagdev Powell – 07936 349073
Curriculum Resources and Support - Becky Bell
Instrument Queries – Richard Siddons - 07889 809841
If we are unable to answer – please leave us a message with a contact number and we will return your call as soon as we can.
We will be in touch with schools regularly with more information about how we can support you and your students.
If you are a Student / Parent / School looking for free activities, please click on Student Learning where we are continuing to upload new resources every day. You can also find resources on our Youtube channel, split into playlists for different instruments and activities. Lastly, you might want to explore our Performance archive.
If are interested in playing in one of our Performance Group, please click here for information - Peformance Groups, including how to join and how things will take place moving forward. Groups are meeting virtually.
We'd love to share our two recent online performances - Leics Sing! and Leics Perform Together - with you. Please click here to find out more about our amazing Leics Make Music - Winter 2020 Festival of Events. Huge thanks to everyone who made these possible.