Saturday Music Centre
SMC – Staff Policy
The aim of the Centre is to complement and enhance the teaching of music, dance and drama, in Solihull by creating opportunities for instrumentalists and singers to take part in a variety of ensembles, according to their ability.
The Centre operates on each Saturday during term time from 8.50am until 12.15pm at the Solihull Music Service.
Classes at present on offer include:
Flute Choir – suitable for beginners to grade 7, this choir is a brilliant opportunity to work alongside fellow flutists to develop musical expression and general ensemble skills within a relaxed, fun environment.
Steel Pans – every steel pan class is carnival time. Join this group and party to the music originating from Trinidad.
Drama – develop your acting skills through role play, improvisation and script reading.
Dance – to compliment the musical and drama groups and develop the Performing Arts on offer at S.M.C.
SMC Jazz Band – is a traditional Swing Band playing the latest Big Band Charts.
Theory – theory classes cater for all levels of ability form grade 1 to 8 Associated Board tuition.
SMC voices – explore your voice in this cool choir.
Keyboards – S.M.C. now offers the opportunity to all keyboard players from beginners to advanced to develop their skills and play in a Keyboard Orchestra.
Rock & Pop – S.M.C.’s rock & pop department offers the opportunity for guitarists to learn to play chord patterns and develop these skills in the context of a group playing their favorite songs. Rock & Pop groups are encouraged to develop their own material with guidance from experienced musicians. There are regular opportunities to perform the repertoire they have rehearsed to a receptive audience.
Ukulele group – come and enjoy this popular group, learning songs from the 60’s to modern day.
Stomp group – come and join Solihull’s answer to the West End show!!
Music Theater – A brand new group, run over two sessions for our future West End stars.
SMC Samba band – music for all ages in this popular and in demand group. They perform regularly at various festivals.
Our session pricing is as follows:
1 Session £16.80 per term (£1.68 per week)
2 Sessions £33.60 per term (£3.36 per week)
3 Sessions £50.40 per term (£5.04 per week)
4 Sessions £67.20 per term (£6.72 per week)