Saturday Morning Music Centre

Saturday Morning Music Centre – Opening Morning, Summer Term

Saturday 8th June 2024, 9am-midday, at Castle Newnham School

An Opening Morning for children and families who would like to learn more about Saturday Morning Music Centre. Come along, take part in groups, play instruments and find out what Music Centre is all about.

Saturday Morning Music Centre is run in line with the academic year and therefore this Open Morning is for children looking to begin lessons and performing groups in September 2024.

When to come. You can come for the whole morning and visit multiple groups or just visit the group you are looking to join. Teachers will run introductory lessons so please arrive promptly for the sessions you would like to try.

Below is a description of what the different groups do and the Timetable for the morning.

  • Early Years – age-based groups (3-4 years and 5-6 years) that provide a fun entry into music making.
  • Learn To Play (LTP) – groups for beginner musicians to start learning instruments. Typically you would be in an LTP group for 1 year.
  • Play Together 1 – groups for children who are graduating from Learn To Play groups this year or have been playing elsewhere for about a year. Also – Ukulele Band, Recorder group and Drum Techniques are at this level.
  • Play Together 2 – groups for children who are at Grade 1 standard or who have been playing for 2 to 3 years. Also – Rock Band is at this level.
  • Other groups:
  • Choir – for all but the very youngest (who will find plenty of singing in Early Years groups)
  • Composing with iPads – this is a creative group, using the Garageband app, which caters for beginners up to more accomplished students.
  • Music Technology – this group is for children who have been in Composing with iPads for 1-2 years and are looking to delve deeper into technology.
  • Musicianship 1 and 2 – groups for children wishing to learn about how music works generally.
LTP BrassPlay Together 1 BrassMusicianship 2Play Together 2 Junior Jazz
LTP RecorderRecorder EnsemblePlay Together 2 Wind, Strings and Brass
Early Years 3-4ChoirEarly Years 5-6
LTP StringsUkulele BandMusicianship 1Play Together 1 Strings
LTP DrumsPlay Together 1 DrumsDrum TechniquesPlay Together 2 Drums
LTP Keyboards 1Play Together 1 KeyboardsLTP Keyboards 2Play Together 2 Keyboards
LTP GuitarPlay Together 1 GuitarRock BandRock Band
Composing with iPadsMusic Technology
Saturday Morning Music Centre Timetable 2023-24