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Whole Class Ensemble Tuition

 
 
"By 2012 we believe that all primary school pupils who want to will have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument." Secretary of State for Education & Skills, 2011
 
Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET)
  • enables whole classes to learn a musical instrument together
  • enables the school based staff to learn alongside their classes developing valuable skills
  • is mainly aimed at Year 4 students in Somerset
  • takes place during the school day and lasts 45-60 minutes (based on the number of children in the class)
  • puts the ensemble experience at the heart of learning music
  • means many students are able to learn who may not previously have had the chance
  • has had a positive impact on student attendance, achievement and self confidence

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What does it involve?
  • a complete musical experience including creative work, listening skills and performance
  • a partnership between the school and the music service
  • school based staff participation
  • a springboard for sustainable instrumental teaching and learning
  • a large number of instruments in school (which Somerset Music supply) and a lot of noise!

 What instruments can we learn with Somerset Music?

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  • Brass
  • Guitar
  • Samba
  • Ukulele
  • Steel Pans
  • Music Technology
  • Djembe
  • Strings


How do I get involved?
 
Contact a member of the Somerset Music team now to find out what is available. 

My Whole Class Ensemble Tuition project has been hugely successful. But how do I sustain it?
 
You need Continuation Tuition.
 
This is a Somerset Music initiative and follows on from WCET.
 
Continuation can be for any number of students from one to a whole class learning as one - just like WCET.
 
Our package works as follows:  Violin players.
 
Somerset Music will invoice the school for continuation
(on a termly basis), and the majority of schools we work
with then charge the individual parent/s carers to recoup
this cost.  The more students you have in a group, the cheaper it is for parents/carers.  For example, a group of
15 students or more can learn in a 45 minute lesson
(over 30 weeks) for as little as £2.20 a week.
 
There's more...
 
 
If your school has completed a year of WCET (or wider opportunties) we are offering students instrument hire free of charge for the first year of tuition to those taking part in Somerset Music continuation sessions!
 
Contact us now, to find out more.
 
 
Somerset Music is part of Support Services for Education (SSE) which offers a wide variety of support services for all education providers, including Schools, Academies, Early Years Providers, Childcare settings and Local Authorities. SSE has extensive experience of providing high quality services to educational establishments enabling them to focus on delivering educational excellence to all children and young people. To find out more about what we can offer you, please visit our website, www.SupportServicesforEducation.co.uk, email us at SSE@somerset.gov.uk or give us a call on 01823 348266.
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