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Music taster sessions at a school near you

by Hammersmith and Fulham Press Office
16/02/2009

Children from across the borough are invited to try out a whole host of musical instruments at special sessions taking place at schools over the coming months.

The council’s music service offer a wide range of musical experiences for children and young people, who either attend state schools in the borough or live in the borough, and is always keen to meet aspiring musicians.

The service even offers pupils who attend state schools subsidised instrumental tuition, a free instrument for the first year of tuition and an assisted instrument purchase scheme. It also offers the opportunity to all to participate in orchestras and choirs free of charge.

Cllr Antony Lillis, cabinet member for community and children’s services, said: “Many children would like to play an instrument but simply can’t afford to buy one. The council’s music service is here to help. Music helps to develop a child’s creativity and create a sense of achievement and self worth. With after school music sessions taking place at schools across the borough now might be the time to start learning.”

After School Music Centres (open to children who attend state schools) take place on the following days:

Mondays - Queens Manor Primary, Lysia Street, SW6, from 3.45pm to 5.45pm. Instruments available are clarinet, flute, guitar and keyboard.

Tuesdays - Wendell Park Primary, Cobbold Road, W12, from 4pm to 6pm : Instruments available are clarinet, guitar, keyboard and saxophone

Wednesdays - Pope John Primary School, Commonwealth Avenue, W12, from
4pm to 6pm. Instruments available are euphonium, guitar, trombone, trumpet and violin

Thursdays - Fulham Primary, Halford Road, SW6, from 4pm to 6pm. Instruments available are guitar, keyboard, viola and violin

Saturday Music Centre (open to children who attend state schools) - Latymer Upper School, King Street, W6. Range of sessions between 9.30am and 1.30pm.

Group and individual instrumental tuition for intermediate and advanced players; ensembles and orchestra; improvisation, aural and composition classes.

The council’s music service also offers the following activities which are free of charge and open to all children and young people who are resident in the borough -

Mondays - Wendell Park Primary, Cobbold Road, W12, from 4.15pm to 5.15pm. Steel pans are available for pupils in year 3 and above.

Mondays - Latymer Upper School, King Street, W6, from 6.15pm to 7.30pm : This is a Training Orchestra session for beginners up to Grade 2 or silver music medal.

Wednesdays - Latymer Upper School, King Street, W6,
5pm to 5.45pm : Children’s Choir ( school year 2 to 4)
6pm to 7.00pm : Youth Choir (school year 5 plus)
7.15pm to 8.30pm : Youth Orchestra (grade 3 plus or silver music medal)

For more information please contact Hammersmith & Fulham Music Service on 020 8753 3607, or at MusicService@lbhf.gov.uk.