Bradley Stoke Community School

Bradley Stoke Community School

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Private Music Lessons

At Bradley Stoke Community School we wholeheartedly support any child who wishes to learn a musical instrument firmly believing that this will help to develop their general listening skills, co-ordination and motor control, self confidence, personal responsibility and social interaction as well as their general enjoyment of music.  We actively encourage students to become involved in music and the Governors subsidise many of the lessons provided through the South Gloucestershire Music Service.

 Instruments offered 

BRASS

WOODWIND

STRINGS

GUITARS

MISCELLANEOUS

Trumpet 

Cornet

Trombone 

French Horn 

Tenor Horn

Trombone

Euphonium

Baritone

Tuba

Flute 

Clarinet

Saxophone 

Oboe 

Bassoon 

Fife

Violin 

Viola

Cello 

Double Bass

Acoustic

Classical

Bass

Electric 

Ukulele

Keyboard

Piano

Voice

Recorders

Percussion

Drum Kit

Recorder

Instruments

Instruments are not provided by school.  However, we have a range of wind instruments that can be hired from the school for a fee of £10.00 per month.  A separate ‘Instrumental Hire’ form is available on request.  You can also take advantage of the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme which allows you to purchase an instrument through school which means you do not have to pay VAT.  Instruments bought through this scheme must be used for regular lessons in school.

Lessons

The lesson will last 30 minutes and will rotate in a cycle so that your child does not miss the same school academic lesson each week.

  •  You can choose to have these as an individual lesson or in a group (usually in pairs or three's) – assuming that there are enough students wishing to learn the same instrument at the same level.
  •  There will be 30 lessons per academic year usually 10 lessons per two terms.
  • Fees for 2016-2017 are:

 Individual lessons                      £450 pa   3 invoices of    £150    £15 per lesson

Group lessons                             £225 pa    3 invoices of   £75       £7.50 per lesson

 Invoices are issued at the beginning of every two terms, ie. Terms 1, 3 and 5.                                                                 

  • Times will be posted on the music notice board and it is your child’s responsibility to check these times and to politely excuse themselves from school lessons to attend.  Timetables are also issued via e mail to students and parents at the start of every two terms and a paper copy is issued to students via their Tutor.
  •  You will sign a contract for the lessons in which you will commit to a year’s lessons and commit to giving notice to change or stop lessons. Specific dates are supplied in the contract.
  •  You will not be reimbursed if your child misses lessons.  However, if the music teacher cannot complete the number of lessons then we can try to re-arrange lessons or, as a last resort, arrange credit. 
  • If you are in receipt Income Support, Income Based Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Allowance or Child Tax Credit (where total taxable income is below £16,190.00) the governors will support your child’s lessons by waiving half the fee.  Access to this is by writing to the Chair of Governors (c/o Mrs Anwar) and you must include proof of your entitlement to these allowances.  
  • A 10% discount will apply if students take either BTEC Music, BTEC Music Tech, GCSE Music or A Level Music at KS4 or 5. 
  • All students learning a musical instrument at school will be encouraged to join the school which is part of the school's enrichment programme.  Please email Mrs Hopkins-Edwards for more information. hayley.hopkins@bradleystokecs.org.uk.  
  • Students will also be encouraged to be involved in various activities organised by the South Gloucestershire Music Service such as String and Vocal days and Area Music Centre ensembles (more information is available on the website) and events regularly held at Bradley Stoke Community School.

 

What to do if you would like your child to have instrumental lessons at school:-

 

1       Fill and sign the contract indicating which instrument, level/grade and whether you would like group or individual lessons and return this to school.

Music Contract Form

(Please note you will be informed if no group lessons are available e.g. if your child is the only one wishing to learn a specific instrument) 

2     Confirmation of music lessons will be given as soon as this has been arranged and timetables will be sent out at the beginning of September 2016 via email (to both student and parent), a paper copy given to your child via their Tutor and the timetable is always displayed on the Music Noticeboard and on Frog. 

Jackie Anderson                                                         Emma Rogers

Music Lesson Co-Ordinator                                    Head of Music

Tel. 01454 868866                                                       Tel. 01454 868817