The Music Service works with a large number of Buckinghamshire schools of all types and phases.
Our service provides a range of different provisions: Services for Schools Brochure 2017-18
Instrumental lessons for individuals and small groups.
These can be applied for both through the school and directly with the Music Service using this online form. These lessons are taught by our instrumental and vocal teachers and cover voice, all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano and drums. A number of schools also have their own instrumental teachers and we look to work with and support them as well. All teachers are encouraged to invite pupils to their local Music Centre to join ensembles and choirs when they are ready to do so. Information regarding fees is available here.
Many schools run their own choirs and ensembles using their own music teachers. We also offer the possibility of our visiting teachers helping to set up and run these activities. Schools interested should contact their Area Leader (see Contacts page)
Whole Class Practical Musicianship (Wider Opportunities)
This is designed to support the KS1, KS2 or KS3 curriculum and provide a wider range of pupils with excellent, practical musical experiences that should inspire more of them to get involved in longer term music making. We always strive to adapt the provision to suit each school in order to meet their needs and desires and we heavily subsidise this in keeping with the vision of the National Plan for Music. If you are a school interested in these opportunities, please download the following document for more information – Services for Schools Brochure 2017-18. Download the WCPM Application Form here.
Curriculum support packages
The Leadership and Excellence teams within the Music Service have a wide range of expertise that we make available to schools looking to review and develop their music provision. Now that OfSTED are tasked to include a statement in their reports regarding the quality of the music provision, we will be offering a range of bespoke packages to support schools to ensure quality. Please contact the leadership team should you wish to discuss specific support or training, and see the Services for Schools Brochure 2017-18 for further information.
Training courses for teachers
Using both the expertise of our leadership team and a network of leading practitioners within the county and beyond, we offer a substantial range of CPD opportunities open to all music practitioners in schools, music service and community groups. These can be booked either by contacting the Music Service or directly through BLTonline using this link: http://cpd.learningtrust.com. Please see the Services for Schools Brochure 2017-18 for further information.
The Music Service is constantly evaluating its provision and welcomes feedback from schools so that we can look to respond to current needs and develop our offer to best support all music activity. We hold regular forums for both primary and secondary music leaders and practitioners so if that means you, please let us have your contact details if we don’t already contact you about these.