Solihull Music – Update

Dear Parents/carers
As we approach half term we just wanted to say a massive thank you for your support and patience as we rebuild the music offer in Solihull after a very difficult 18 months.
A lot has been going and we have remained cautious to ensure pupils and staff remain safe.

After October half term we will be moving our Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night music groups over to the Core (our new home by 2022!) as well as some 1-1 lessons.
It is hoped that all weeknight teaching at Lyndon school will come to an end by Christmas.

Saturday Music Centre (SMC) will be lifting all restrictions after half term and we will be holding an open morning on Saturday 6th November at 9.00am -11.00am.

Please have a great half term, look after each other and get some rest, ready for a busy run up to Christmas.

Best wishes

Saturday Music Centre Morning – Nov 6th

Dear Parent/Carer

Are you looking for something positive to do over the weekend that will help with your wellbeing, make friends and have the opportunity to perform at amazing venues……..

Well look no further as we are delighted to let you know about our Saturday Music Centre open morning on November 6th.

The benefits of learning an instrument are vastly reported and supported by Ofsted’s agenda of every child accessing a broad and balanced curriculum. There is a vast array of research highlighting why children who learn an instrument can make better progress than their peers who do not.

Benefits include:

  • Improved memory skills (An interesting TED-ED video on this can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0JKCYZ8hng)
  • Teaches perseverance and resilience.
  • Improves co-ordination.
  • Links to improved maths and comprehension skills.
  • Nurtures self-expression.
  • Improvements to wellbeing.

We are calling all guitarists, Ukulele (limited ukulele given out as part of the session), brass players and rock and pop to come and have a free trial on November 6th 2021.

Please look at the attached flyer to choose which session you wish to come and try out and we look forward to seeing you there!!

Welcome back to September 2021

Dear Parent/Carer

We are delighted to be back, and are looking forward to starting teaching music again.

One to one and small group lessons will start back next week the 13th September.

On Monday 20th September all Solihull Music after school ensembles will start back at Lyndon School. We have moved the date back a week to enable SMS staff to teach for a week and recruit members for the ensembles.

Start times have changed slightly to accommodate our move later this term. All information is on our new portal so please make sure you click on this link and sign up.

Existing pupils must also do this as we are changing systems, group members are not automatically carried over.

https://uksolihull.speedadmin.dk/registration#/

Solihull Music Move:

We are delighted to announce that over the course of the next two terms Solihull Music is moving premises to the Core Theatre.

Our daytime admin team has already moved across, and after October half term, other areas of music service work will move over to the new venue. We are very excited by this move as it will enhance the offer and experience that our parents and pupils will have.

Further details will be sent out in due course as we are able to confirm, who what and when!

Please note that our new phone number is 0121 704 6500.
Email is Solihullmusic@solihull.gov.uk

End of term – Thank you

Dear Parents,Carers, Schools and Pupils
As we come to the end of another really tough year we wanted to thank you for your patience and support over really difficult circumstances.
Despite the difficulties we have managed to continue our instrumental lessons (even jumping between online lessons) restarted Saturday Music Centre and most recently our weeknight ensembles. This will help us recover quicker in the new term.

For information on instrumental lessons including videos please click HERE

There will be many exciting changes over the next year and we cannot wait to share them with you, however that can wait until September…..in the meantime have a great summer, stay safe and although SMS staff start back on the 1st September, we look forward to seeing you with lessons recommencing on 13th September.
Enjoy some of the performances below:

Junior Strings Shufty’s Hornpipe
Junior Winds

Junior Strings – An Arabian Night
Con Brio/ Vivace
Con Brio/Vivace
Con brio/ Vivace