Below is a list of Hub Partners - this will be updated periodically. Highlighted and underlined Partners have supplied a pen portrait brielfy detailing their organissation. Please click on these names for further details.
Please contact Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service with any amendments / omissions
|Babington Community College|
|Bardi Symphony Orchestra|
|Castle Rock High School|
|Crownhills Community College|
|English Martyrs Catholic School|
|Great Bowden Recital Trust|
|Guthlaxton Community College|
|Humphrey Perkins High School|
|John Cleveland College|
|Judgemeadow Community College|
|Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service|
|Little Hill Primary School|
|Longslade Community College|
|Making Music / Bullfrog Arts|
|Manor High School|
|Moat Community College|
|Musicleader East Midlands|
|Newbridge High School|
|Newcroft Primary School|
|Rawlins Community College|
|Secondary Music AST, Leicester City|
|Shepshed High School|
|Soar Valley Music Centre|
|Soft Touch Arts Ltd|
|South Charnwood High School|
|St Martins Catholic School|
|The Y Theatre|
HUB - PEN PORTRAITS
Castle Rock High School, Meadow Lane, Coalville, Leicestershire, LE67 4BR. Telephone: 01530 834368
- Offers GCSE (AQA) to specific students as an early course
- Curriculum is performance orientated and puts music making at the centre of all our lessons. Students will set their own goals and targets, have a say in how their curriculum works and also what is assessed. Ultimately students will gain the confidence to be their own judge in monitoring their musical progression. (Musical futures inspired)
- Throughout their time at Castle Rock students will develop instrumental skills on Guitar, Keyboard and Drums as well as ICT skills using new Mac software. They will also learn how to compose creatively, the skill of improvisation and how to work as a band, ultimately developing team work skills and confidence.
- Castle Rock works with Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service as well as several private peripatetic staff in school time.
Contact: Miss Leah Govier (Music Teacher)
Crown Hills Community College - Music Department - Expressive Arts Faculty
The Music Department in Crown Hills Community College along with the Art, Dance and Drama Departments make up the Expressive Arts Faculty.
As well as teaching the Music Curriculum to students in Key Stage 3 and 4 we offer classes, workshops and performances to other schools and communities.
We work in partnership with the following musicians and organisations:
D-E-A Dhol Enforcement Agency
Audio Indigo - Leicester
Frantic Studios - Birmingham
Crown Hills City Learning Centre
Roland (Crown Hills is a Roland Champion School)
Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service
Other Peripatetic Music Teachers
Students from local schools are welcome to attend after school classes at Crown Hills Community College in Electronic Keyboard, Dhol, Guitar, Music Technology and Music Theory. The school also hosts after school violin lessons.
Indi Singh (D-E-A) holds Dhol classes for the community on Monday and Friday evenings from 6.00pm - 8.00pm.
Music Technology classes are held at Crown Hills City Learning Centre (CLC) for students from local schools on Wednesdays from 3.30 p.m. - 5.30 p.m.
Music for Sale
CDs of Key Stage 4 BTEC students work
Keyboard Note Guides
Dhol Debut - Beginners Dhol beats.
Music Scores - Indian tunes and melodies in staff notation.
Crown Hills Community College Music Department offers workshops to other schools and organisations in: Steel Pans, Dhol/Bhangra and African Drumming
Crown Hills Community College Music students love to perform their music at any opportunity. If you have a venue and audience available please contact us.
Performances available: Bhangra and Dhol, Steel Band, Rapping, Music ensembles,
Saxophone, Flute, Violin or Electronic Keyboard
Robert Allison - Head of Expressive Arts
Phone: 0116 2736893 ext.234/306
Indi Singh Soor - Music Teacher
Phone: 0116 2736893 ext.234/306
Phone: 07966403498 / 07984630343
- English Martyrs’ Catholic School
- 11 – 18 school
- 1050 on roll
- Performing Arts Status
- BTEC First Certificate in Performing Arts with all Yr 8/9
- GCSE (OCR) with Yr 10/11
- A Level (OCR) with Yr 12/13
Currently working with Leicester Cathedral (Schola Cantorum Chamber Choir) and Leicester-Shire Schools Music Service (Flute Group, Wind Band, Steel Pan Group
Our email addresses are:
Lindsey Ashwin (Director of Choral Music) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Lowe (Director of Music) - email@example.com
1500 students, 14-19yrs, Performing Arts College
- BTEC Level 2 in music, drama, dance, media, production
- GCSE in music, drama, dance, media, film studies
- AS/A2 in music, music tech, drama, dance, media, film studies
- Rock School Level 3
- BTEC ND Music Theatre
Work closely with Wigston Family of Schools: Abington, Bushloe and South Wigston High Schools, Birkett House School, Fairfield, Little Hill, Parkland, Thythorn and Water Leys primary schools and Leicestershire Arts. Also the Rotary Clubs of Oadby and Blaby.
Currently supporting/hosting Leicestershire Arts junior wind and string ensembles, LA instrumental lessons, LSSO Training Orchestra, Phoenix Choir, ABRSM theory classes. Leicester Philharmonic Choir, Oadby & Wigston Civic Orchestra, local dance schools
Recent workshops with Bamboozle Theatre, Ape Theatre, Citizen 598, Retina Dance Co, Philharmonia Orchestra, Opera North, Creative Partnerships with Curve
College ensembles include concert band, big band, choir, chamber orchestra, gospel choir, folk band plus sax quartet and close harmony group.
Annual musical productions include Oklahoma, Sweet Charity, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grease and Half a Sixpence. Crazy for You in 2012.
Richard Dacey, Head of Performing Arts
0116 288 1611
The Great Bowden Recital Trust's aim is to make the appreciation of, and participation in, music accessible to all regardless of background, experience and standard. This is realised by the long term musical development and effective financial support of local young people who sing or play orchestral instruments.
The Trust's five areas of activity are:
1. Making quality music accessible: To present international professional classical musicians for the enjoyment of local audiences at affordable prices.
2. Provision of financial support: To provide local young musicians with funding towards instrumental or vocal lessons.
3. Performance encouragement: To provide local young musicians with a variety of opportunities to perform in public.
4. Listen and learn: To bring together local young musicians to play, listen and learn from top level professional musicians.
5. Choirs & ensembles: To encourage participation in choirs and ensembles to develop confidence, musicianship and sensitivity to others.
Contact: Andrew Cartwright, Chairman
Tel: 01572 823552
Paul Lyttle, Head of Performing Arts at Humphrey Perkins High School. Specialist Arts College.
Middle-deemed secondary, working towards becoming 11-16 in the near future, along with the other Loughborough/Barrow area schools. Existing & developing cluster partnerships include - International Voices and an area music centre/junior orchestra. Vision to rethink the way music education is delivered within and outside the curriculum. Track record in working in partnership with Rawlins College (the main upper school in the area) and our feeder primary schools. Delivery of instrumental lessons is handled internally.
Head of Performing Arts
Humphrey Perkins High School
Leicestershire LE12 8JU
Tel: 01509 412385
Provision of piano/keyboard and early years music sessions.
Piano/keyboard lessons - beginner levels aged 4+, through to Grade III.
Early years music, using Kodaly based approach, the main features of which are:
- the use of stick notation and *sol-fa to aid musical reading and writing skills;
- uses voice as the main instrument, teaching metre, melody and form;
- repertoire of songs age appropriate in text and musical expression, satisfying natural need for movement;
- encompasses musical hand signs helping to fix relationships between pitch, develop inner hearing and singing, inner writing, and intonation.
*(can also include relative pitch in Classical Indian Music [the sargam])
Email: Julia Joy firstname.lastname@example.org
Music Foundry is a non-profit organisation which runs ongoing music lessons and classes, one-off workshops and special projects with both adults and children. We aim to make music accessible to everyone and have a set of loan instruments to help people take their first steps in music, whatever their age or background.
At the moment we are running regular individual lessons in violin and piano, weekly classes in children’s keyboard and an adult folk group. Every two months we hold Red Fox Ceilidhs, a folk dance event with a live band, which has over 100 participants at each event, half of whom are under 25.
Our new classes start on Monday evenings after the October half term. Our next ceilidhs are Saturday 8th October and Saturday 3rd December 2011. All events are held on Sawday Street, LE2 7JW.
Newcroft Primary School (age 4- 11), Trueway drive, Leicestershire, LE12 9DU, tel 01509 503214
Headteacher: Mr Phil Goulding
Music Contact: Mrs Carole Atkinson
Details: Newcroft prides itself on its musical provision including Wider Opportunities provision for the Whole of Year 2 and individual or group tuition offered to all children in KS2. Instrumental lessons include violin, viola, clarinet, flute, fife, keyboard, piano, brass (cornet at the moment but widening this opportunity next year), drum, guitar. We havestarted a community band which plays in the community on a regular basis(Oaks in Charnwood country fair, Shepshed Library, St. Botolph's Church, Grace Dieu summer fete).
This band began as Newcroft School Band - children who went to the high school were giving up playing so we invited them back to play or help with the primary children. This worked well and then we invited children from other primary schools in the area - St.Botolphs and St Winifrieds have sent children to join us. We had the privilege to work with Orchestras Live (organised by Leics Arts) and the London Mozart Players which ended in a family concert at Emmanuel church Loughborough. It is still predominantly Newcroftor ex Newcroft that play in the band so thismay be a way in to create a mini hub over in Shepshed and encourage wider participation?
The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing, and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching a global audience. Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.
Reaching thousands of people per year and across all ages, the Philharmonia Orchestra’s education programme plays a central role in fulfilling the Orchestra’s mission to expose and engage diverse audiences all over the UK in learning about, listening to, and playing classical music. Through comprehensive programmes, students and teachers are offered the chance to understand how integrating classical music into their everyday lives not only instills a sense that classical music is something to be appreciated by the masses, but also creates new avenues for developing aptitude in core subjects as outlined in the National Curriculum. These programmes also develop social skills, confidence, creativity and leadership – skills that are absolutely essential for the continued development of the participants, of which many come from disadvantaged backgrounds and are considered to be at-risk.
Current activity in Leicester sees the start of Orchestra Unwrapped in 2011/12, a series of school concerts, teacher training and online resources that offers all primary schools in Leicester the opportunity to bring their Key Stage 2 children to see a live orchestral concert, specially devised to give a fun, interactive and educational introduction to the world of orchestras and their repertoire. The project will run over 4 years and we hope to reach around 25,000 children over this time.
We have a successful partnership with Leicester University, which sees us offering students the opportunity to receive one-on-one tuition with Philharmonia Musicians, as well as working with various Music Groups (such as the University Orchestra, Big Band and Choirs) offering masterclasses with various artists.
Contact: Lindsay Wilson Education Manager
020 7921 3926
Leics Upper School - local reorganisation imminent. Wide geographical catchment from south of Loughborough, Quorn and neighbouring villages, Barrow and Wolds villages.
Two full time teachers delivering courses in:
BTEC Level 2 music
BTEC Level 2 music
GCSE Music (AQA)
A Level Music (AQA)
BTEC Music Performance Level 3
BTEC Music Technology Level 3
Post 16 special needs OCN
Original Musical Futures Champion School delivering CPD to visiting teachers. Links with Roland and Trent University PGCE
Strong links with partner schools (Humphrey Perkins) and primaries resulting in projects and concerts at De Montfort Hall (International Voices)
Strong ethos of performing in local community - village events,church,festivals etc. Keen to explore and developrole of music within and outside the curriculum. Use both Leics Music Service and private teachers.
Ted Ragg- Head of Music
Sheehans are retailers and repairers of musical instruments based in Leicester, established 27 years. We employ product specialists for Woodwind and Brass, Orchestral Strings, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic and Digital Pianos and Keyboards, Folk Instruments and Percussion. We also carry a large stock of music books.
We have in house repair workshops with specialist repairers in each area. We are currently the Leicester exam centre for Trinity Guildhall, LCM and Rockschool. We have 12 teaching/practice rooms available in store, and offer individual and some group lessons under the name of the Sheehan’s Academy.
Noel Sheehan is a member of the MIA (Music Industries Association) Council, which has been active with other musical bodies in lobbying government on a wide range of issues relating to the supply of musical instruments, music education and music licensing laws.
Contact: Noel Sheehan
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