Does the school have to provide a member of staff?
Our ‘Standard Package’ projects require the active support and participation of the class teacher. This facilitates strong classroom management from a member of staff familiar with the class and having a member of staff learning the instrument alongside the class also sends a powerful message to the children. Participation in an In2Music programme acts as powerful CPD for your teaching staff.
We also offer PPA packages where classes can be supported by a TA – please see our Price List for more information.
What instrument should we choose?
It is worth having a discussion with MMF staff. You will need to consider storage and the size of the teaching space. The choice is also influenced by the tutors we have available. We have found that if a school member of staff is a “champion” for a particular instrument then that can be a good reason to choose it as they are likely to provide enthusiastic support.
We also offer ‘General Musicianship’ teaching at all key stages as part of our First Access offer. Children learn the skills and knowledge required to go on to learn an instrument from a highly specialised tutor, whilst also meeting the objectives set out in the National Curriculum.
Can the children take the instrument home?
This is possible by arrangement and subject to availability of instrument sets.
Can we choose the days and the time when the project happens?
Yes, we try very hard to be flexible and meet your school’s preferences. There are implications for instrumentation here as it depends on the availability of a suitable tutor and the instrument(s) you have chosen. Generally, we have to work together to find a day and time that is suitable for your school and the tutor. We will do our absolute best to meet your requirements.