Soundmakers (Whole Class Ensemble Tuition) Key Stage 2 Programme Overview
Soundmakers is our Brighton and Hove model of Whole Class Ensemble Tuition and is linked to The National Plan for Music Education. The 10-week programme is offered to a whole year group, in Key Stage 2, and provides a whole-class instrumental learning opportunity. Led by a Create Music specialist instrumental teacher, supported by the class teacher or music co-ordinator, pupils experience the excitement of practical music making and learn:
- Instrumental technique
- Ensemble skills
- Some links to Composing and Improvising
- Performance skills
- Working as part of a team
Each Soundmakers programme leads to a celebration performance to which families and members of the school community are invited.
Following their Soundmakers experience, all pupils are offered a variety of progression pathways to further their interest and love of music. Options for pupils to continue their musical journey include:
- Choosing to continue playing the same instrument
- Choosing to learn a different instrument
- Taking part in a school-based music activity such as a choir or band
- Joining a Music Centre class
- Attending a course-based activity such as the Create Music Summer School.
Instruments offered as part of Soundmakers include the clarinet, djembe, flute, guitar, recorder, trombone, trumpet, ukulele and violin.
As part of the Soundmakers offer, schools will have the option to access to Charanga Musical School for every teacher in their schools for the academic year.