Swavesey Music School

Music  School LogoThe Swavesey Music School aims to provide students of all ages and abilities with the opportunity to learn the language of music and use it appropriately. By learning in an environment conducive to music making, pupils become comfortable with using a language that will last a lifetime whether they become professional musicians or lifelong amateur enthusiasts. The SMS will also be supporting and developing instrumental tuition within the music school and the College.

The Swavesey Music School was born out of discussions between Audrey Caldwell (Director of Music at Swavesey Village College) and various music specialists, who felt that it was vital that any student starting out in their musical life should be able to ‘speak the language of music.’

The Saturday Sing-up...
An excellent way of combining the reading and use of musical theory. All students will join in the ‘Sing-up’ sessions, designed to open the lungs, open the ears and let the spirit soar. This whole approach enables students to mingle with other musicians, providing ensemble experience vital for any aspiring musician.
 
Rockin’ Rhythms...
 
The basics that make up the musical language  staves, clefs, sharps, flats, note values and all the symbols peculiar to music. By mixing the theory with lively interactions and listening to the theory at work, pupils will be able to create their own tunes from an early stage, building steadily on their musical vocabulary. Classes are arranged in increasing levels of difficulty, catering for all ability levels.
 
Junior Orchestra...
 
Joining together with other musicians to produce a performance is rewarding and exciting at all levels, a time when the ‘sum is greater than its constituent parts’. We are aiming to put together a variety of instrumental groups from beginner through intermediate to advanced. The objective is to provide coaching in the skills of playing together, leading, taking musical decisions and performing. Alongside this, ensembles of any size and instrumentation can come along to play with other musicians – we aim to foster an environment that provides opportunities for all regardless of age, ability, instrument or musical style. All are welcome!
 
Rock School...
 
This session is for rock guitarists, drummers and vocalists, aged 9 and above to come together and form rock bands. They will receive instruction from two musicians with experience in performing rock music and there will be opportunities to perform live.
 

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