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St Helens Council Music Service

Our Vision
The music service provides a wide range of activities and opportunities that seek to encourage all children and young people to participate enjoy & achieve through music. This is delivered through high quality music education and performance opportunities that awaken and nurture talent and creativity, build self-esteem, instil discipline and bring the joy of music to people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.
What do we do?
We provide a variety of activities both in and out of schools across St.Helens. These include instrumental and vocal lessons every week as well as a variety of bands, orchestras, choirs and ensembles throughout St.Helens. Our tuition is only available to young people via their schools in order for us to deliver cost-effective and high-quality education programmes.

Our services to schools include:
•    Whole Class First Access instrumental programmes for Key Stage 2 children
•    Instrumental and Vocal tuition delivered by our team of specialist music tutors
•    Short projects & programmes to enhance the music curriculum such as African Drumming, Samba, Music Technology, Singing, Recorders & Ukulele
•    Access to a stock of instruments for young people who’d like to learn how to play
•    A range of singing and instrumental events that bring children together from a number of schools to celebrate their music-making
•    Access to on-line resources to support the school curriculum
•    A programme of support and professional development opportunities to assist schools in making improvements to their music offer for all young people

The Music Service also provides a number of activities directly to children and young people and their families, which include:
•    A wide range of ensembles, bands, choirs and orchestras, free of charge, to all young people who live or attend school in St.Helens
•    Holiday courses
•    Specialist ‘rare breed’ instrumental tuition on Double Bass, French Horn, Oboe, Bassoon and Orchestral Percussion
•    Assisted Instrumental Purchase Scheme
•    Music Theory classes
•    External examination entry and assessment including Arts Award, Rock School and ABRSM Music Medals

3rd Floor Beacon Building
College Street
St Helens
WA10 1TF