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

Solihull Music Service – Instrumental lessons 2021-22

Dear Parent/ Carer.
Despite the pandemic, we are belive that every pupil is entitled to a musical offer. As I am sure you are aware, this would be the time of year we would be out in schools delivering assemblies/workshops encouraging the next generation of pupils to sign up for lessons and the SMS ensembles.

Due to the restrictions, we are unable to do this so we are in the process of creating online promotional videos for pupils to watch and to introduce some of the instruments they may wish to learn. You can find lots of exciting instruments on our YOU TUBE CHANNEL and on our ONLINE PLATFORM

If you wish to apply for lessons with Solihull Music please click HERE and follow the instructions

Please see below a selection from our woodwind team: (More to follow)

Welcome to the SMS Woodwind Family
The Sax Team
SMS Flutes
SMS Clarinets
SMS Bassoon
SMS Recorder team!