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Information for Parents / Carers / Students

We welcome all young people to join us in our music making opportunities.

If you are a Parent / Carer / Student looking for free musical activities, please click on Student Learning. 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 Groups, please click here to find out which group is best for you and your instrument. Our groups are open to all young people.

Please click on a heading / link below to access more information.

Looked After Children Information

FREE Performance Group Membership
We offer 100% discount on membership of any of our Performance Groups for Looked After Children.
To find out more about what we offer, please use our Group Finder to find the most relevant groups in terms of instrument / ability level and rehearsal day & time. https://leicestershiremusichub.org/group-finder

FREE Instrument Hire
We also offer 100% discount on the hire of our instruments for Looked After Children. We are in the process of restarting our Instrument Hire webpages and forms following the Pandemic - if you are interested in hiring an instrument, please email music@leics.gov.uk stating which instrument you would like to hire and advising of the best way to contact you to arrange things.

The Beacon Voices Choir
Do you enjoy singing in a group? The Beacon Voices Choir might be the choir for you!
Every Monday (5:00pm - 6.30pm) during term time at Attenborough Arts Centre, University of Leicester, Lancaster Rd, Leicester LE1 7HA

For all young people aged between 7-18 that are Children Looked After with Leicestershire County Council.

All transport will be arranged for you.

All singers help to choose the repertoire and we like to meet, sing and have fun.

We also like to perform to different audiences.

If you would like to join us or have a chat about the choir for more information please contact: Dawn Bagnall, Participation Officer, Corporate Parenting Team on Dawn.Bagnall@leics.gov.uk, 0116 3059522 or 07542029715. Visit the Beacon Voices website - http://thebeaconleics.com/choir.html

FREE Primary School Level Resources

FREE Secondary School Level Resources

SEND Information

FREE 8 Week online video learning resource

Leicestershire Music SEND Work in Schools
Please click here to find out about our SEND work in schools

Leicester Soundabout Inclusive Choir
The Leicestershire Soundabout Inclusive Choir, in partnership with Leicestershire Music Hub, launched on Saturday 30th January 2020. The choir, which is being run virtually via Zoom for the moment, will welcome people of all abilities and ages to create a musical community without barriers. Rehearsals take place on alternate Saturday afternoons at 12:00pm.

The choir is co-directed by Emma Burns and Grace Davey who encourage all members to contribute ideas for repertoire, and to build up confidence to lead on particular songs. As a result the music we perform is very varied. There are always lots of opportunity for performance, both recorded/in the media and live.

Nicola Atkins from Leicestershire Music Hub
"We are really excited to be working in partnership with Soundabout to offer a new singing opportunity for young people and their families across Leicester and Leicestershire. The inclusive aspect of this group will enable people from all backgrounds and abilities to discover the joy of being part of a singing community whilst learning new skills and also having a lot of fun in a safe and caring environment."

Clare Cook, CEO, Soundabout
"Our experience in Oxford has shown us the powerful impact that an inclusive choir has on all involved – creating a musical community around children and young people with disabilities builds confidence in their own musicality and ability to form relationships. Some of the members will be singers, others may use technology or traditional instruments to make their contribution – all are welcome. Our team is aspirational in our approach and we are always looking to create exciting opportunities for leadership and performance within the choir."

To get an idea of how the choir works, please watch this BBC News piece about our Oxford Choir.

We are always keen to hear from individuals who would like to offer their services as a volunteer with our choir – this could be music students, college leavers, retired individuals or anyone who has an interest in music or in working with children and young people with additional needs

For any queries, please contact emma.burns@leics.gov.uk or gracedavey@soundabout.org.uk

Please click here to sign up to join the Leicestershire Inclusive Choir!

SEND Music Therapy Service
To visit the SEND Music Therapy Service website, please click here

SEND Newsletter for Families
Please click on a link below to access the relevant newsletter. Most recent versions are at the top.
SEND Families Newsletter 3 - July 2021
SEND Families Newsletter - 2 - May 2021
SEND Families Newsletter 1 - March 2021

Home Educators Information

Please click on a link below to see how we can help

FREE Primary School Level Resources

FREE Secondary School Level Resources

Performance Groups
We run a wide variety of Performance Groups for all young people for most instruments and ability levels.
Please use our new Group Finder to find the group best suited to your instrument / ability / availability!

Instrument Hire
We are in the process of restarting our Instrument Hire webpages and forms following the Pandemic - if you are interested in hiring an instrument, please email music@leics.gov.uk stating which instrument you would like to hire and advising of the best way to contact you to arrange things.

Speedadmin Login - for accessing your account for Music Making Activities / Instrument Hire

Please click here to access the Speedadmin Database.

(You will need the login and password you created when setting up your account)

The Speedadmin Database can be used to pay make payments, amend your details and to request to join music making activities / Instrument Hire

Become a Youth Ambassador!

Instrument Hire / VAT Scheme - Assistance with buying an Instrument

Adult Volunteers - Get involved with Leicestershire Music & Leicestershire Music Hub

Get involved with Leicestershire Music & Leicestershire Music Hub

Would you be able to help with

  • Concerts?
  • Rehearsals?
  • Saturday Morning Parent Forums?
  • Running a tuck shop?
  • Supporting music making?

We can't wait to hear from you! We are always looking for ways that we can connect with Parents & Carers. If you would like to volunteer, please complete the application form below, email it to sharon.jagdevpowell@leics.gov.uk and we will contact you very soon.

Volunteer Application Form

Sharon Jagdev Powell (Deputy Head of Leicestershire Music)

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Partners

  • Arts
    Leicestershire Music
    Music And Culture
    LCC
    LCC 2
  • 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
  • Leicestershire Music
  • Music And Culture
  • LCC
  • LCC 2
  • 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