We would like to offer students the opportunity to take part in instrumental / vocal music lessons in school starting in the autumn term.
INSTRUMENTAL TUITION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
Percussion (drum kit)
Guitar (Electric, Acoustic, Bass)
Brass (trumpet, cornet, trombone, tuba, horn, baritone)
Please note that other instruments may be available if viable group sizes can be achieved. If your child wishes to learn an instrument not listed above, then please contact Music Partnership North to discuss further.
Lessons take place weekly, during the school day, either individually or in groups of up to 4 and are of 30 minutes duration. We deliver up to 33 lessons over the academic year.
The cost of tuition equates to £6.25 per lesson for a shared lesson or £17.50 for an individual lesson. We have a limited number of instruments for hire, although we do not hire percussion or keyboards. The cost of instrument hire is £23.00 per term unless your child qualifies for free school meals or is a looked after child in which case hire is free. Additional costs will need to be considered such as the purchase of a tutor book, valve oil for a brass instrument and replacement strings for violins. Please visit our website at http://music.northumberland.gov.uk, for full terms and conditions and additional information on instrument hire.
Parents wishing to purchase an instrument can do so through us without paying VAT. This is called an Assisted Purchase Scheme and details of this can be found on our website together with links to various organisations who may be able to offer financial assistance.
If you would like to register your child for lessons then please visit https://live.paritor.com/p/2302. Once you have completed the registration process we will allocate your child to a lesson and forward details of the day and time and how lessons can be paid for. This information will be sent out at the start of the autumn term. Registration must be completed before 7th September 2019.
If you have any questions concerning tuition or registration, please contact Lesley Scott at the office on 01670 624045.
Please note the steel pan lessons are provided by a different supplier and you need to sign up for them separately. Please see Ms Jones if you need further details about this.
On Wednesday the 23rd of May students visited Kirkley Hall for our ‘World of Work’ conference as part of our whole school Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) programme. Students got the opportunity to take part in some of the workshops below:
Preferred Learning Styles & Personality Types
Students from Chantry, Newminster and KEVI will be selling stocking fillers and handmade gifts on Saturday 9 December.
Over the course of the last year the Board of The Three Rivers Learning Trust and the Governing Bodies of schools within the Morpeth Education Partnership have been exploring the most beneficial way forward for schools that have expressed an interest in joining the Learning Trust.
Consultation begins today, Monday 9 October until Monday 13 November at 4pm.
The whole school took part in an Enterprise Day on Friday the 7th of April. The theme for the day was ‘The Wedding’.
All classes worked in six teams to tackle the challenge of attracting a couple to celebrate their wedding at a hotel.
Students had to consider everything from the food, entertainment costs, cake, decorations, stationary, room hire and photography. All students had a role in their group and the Financial Wizards of the group worked on the final customer quote by working out total costs, price per person and profit.
The activity was run in collaboration with Northumberland Education Business Partnership and local Business Ambassadors. Student feedback from the day was extremely positive and the Business Ambassadors were complimentary about the school and said that it had been a pleasure to work with our students.
Do you have time to help musicians in our region?
This week is Sign Health’s charity week – the week where we would normally be performing a song using Makaton signing in a whole school assembly. As we can’t do that this year some of you were recorded before Christmas during your music lessons signing along to ‘fight song’ by Rachel Patten. In celebration of this week, I have put these recordings together to create one large school sign2sing video for you all to watch and enjoy – see if you can spot yourself in the video. Well done to all that took part in this you did an amazing job.
If you enjoyed this, we will also be taking part in Music Partnership North’s Performance for British Sign Language week, Week commencing 15th March. We will be practicing signing to the song ‘Electricity’ from the musical ‘Billy Elliott’. If you want to take part at home – please register via the link below by 15th February to submit a recording of your performance to MPN. The chosen performances will be put together to create a larger performance from students across the North East and showcased on MPNs youtube channel. All entries must be submitted by 5th March 2021.
Have a go at signing along to this song during registration today and practice over half term as well.
Thank you and have a great half term
Click here to view the video.
Music Partnership North have a NEW, FREE, ONLINE MUSIC GROUP – Teatime Tunes – Ceilidh Band.
— Music Partnership North – Free Online Music Group
Please click here to view a letter from Mr Simon Taylor, CEO
Music Partnership North are hosting a FREE online workshop on Thursday 25th February from 4:30-6:00pm aimed at students in Year 7 and above for budding young singers.
One lucky student will be chosen to prepare a piece and get expert tuition and guidance from opera star Milan Siljanov in the session.
Update 4th January 2021
Following Government guidance, Emblematic schoolwear shops are now closed and the “Click and Collect” option has been removed from their website.
They are however are still processing orders and ask that parents continue to place their orders online.