Welcome to our School pages!
If you're interested in our Whole Class Instrumental Tuition (WCIT) projects, please see the short video about our Brass projects to the right.
For more information about WCIT, please see the section below.
To book projects for your school, please click here
Please click on one of the headings or links below to find out more.
Whole Class Instrumental Tuition (WCIT) & Booking Information
WCIT or Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) involves weekly, 45 minute lessons being delivered to your whole class, so that all pupils in the class learn at the same time. Lessons take place in the classroom, led by our fully trained and DBS checked Leicestershire Music staff.
Lessons can be booked for 1,2 or 3* terms. We recommend 3 terms, to ensure that students are able to form a strong bond with music to help enthuse and inspire them to take their music making further. We aim to deliver a minimum of 10 sessions per term.
We offer a variety of instruments - subject to availability. (One instrument option per booking). A class set of instruments is included in the price and pupils can take these home to practice on - except Steel Pans & Taiko due to their size.
Pupils can receive WCIT for the first academic year (AKA First Access) and then move onto Progression, which follows the same format as WCIT but allows pupils to continue their learning journey and progress even further.
To find out more and to book please click here
WCIT - Instrument information & other useful links (for schools in receipt of a WCIT project)
If you have booked a Leicestershire Music Whole Class Instrumental Tuition (WCIT) programme please click here to find out more information about instruments going home with pupils, terms and conditions and other useful documents.
Continuing Professional Development - Training for School Teachers
We have developed a range of teaching resources to help you successfully deliver music education to pupils within your school. To find out more please visit our resource pages here
DfE Model Music Curriculum
DfE announces New Model Curriculum - 26 March 2021
The aim of the Model Music Curriculum (MMC) is to ensure a universal provision of music education, for all pupils in all schools. In time and resources, this provision is as follows:
At Key Stages 1 and 2, pupils should receive a minimum of one hour of teaching a week; this may take the form of short sessions spread across the week.
In Years 3 or 4, it is recommended that each class should start a whole-class instrumental programme lasting a minimum of one term.
The mandatory term will be supported by teachers from the local Music Education Hub.
Opportunities for development should continue beyond the mandatory term.
There should be access to both rhythmic and melodic instruments in Key Stages 1 and 2; this may be as part of the whole-class instrumental programme and/or in other classroom teaching. Music should have a minimum of one weekly period the whole way through Key Stage 3. Carousels are not a substitute that fits with the values of comprehensive education.
Who to contact to find out more
If you have any queries about our projects, bookings or any way we might be able to help music making in your schools. please contact a member of our team using the details below.
Percussion & Woodwind - Matt Newnham - 07961 098088
Brass, Guitar & Ukulele - Tony Rifugiato - 07944 712233
Singing - Nicki Atkins - 07508 013201
Steel Pans - Gillian Ramshaw – 07535 641847
Music Technology – Tim Clay - Email only at present
Primary Schools & Strings - Becky Bell - 07526 928351
Special Schools - Sarah Share - 07905 502657
Secondary Schools - Sharon Jagdev Powell – 07936 349073
Please note that as we are working from home there may be times when we may not be able to answer calls. If this is the case – please leave us a message a contact number and we will return your call as soon as we can. Alternatively, please click on a name above to send an email.