Welcome to Havering Virtual Music School
Havering Arts Society along with the Friends of Havering Music School are sponsoring a string project which will run at St. Edward’s Primary School and Havering Saturday Music School. The project entitled Beatsize Practice! is designed to tempt children to practise by providing exciting pieces with backing tracks by BAFTA award winning composer, Stephen Chadwick.…Read More
We hope this finds you safe and well.
We are now closed for the summer and our office doesn’t reopen until the 1st September.
Looking back over the term, we have achieved more during lockdown than I could ever have hoped for when we closed our doors and became a virtual music school back in March.
All our lessons have continued during the term with our staff teaching on Zoom. We have had concerts from our living rooms, virtual choirs, a Saturday string group and our Adult Orchestra has continued to meet, albeit on Zoom. We have had an art competition and a composition competition. Virtual Learner of the week and Singing for Health have been very popular. One of our Mayor of London Scholars has just been awarded the Scholar of the month for her hard work and musicianship.
We have had a marvellous Virtual Summer School with string groups, brass groups, folk groups, percussion, and science based music.
Our teachers will be contacting you at the beginning of September to arrange lesson times for the Autumn term. ALL LESSONS WILL TAKE PLACE ON ZOOM, AFTER SCHOOL AND ON SATURDAYS.
Wishing you a restful summer,
Get Into Music
Havering Music School believes instrumental lessons are only part of giving your child a rounded musical education. The additional skills learnt by regularly playing and performing in an ensemble, accompanied by theory/musicianship lessons, are proven to be the most effective method of speeding your child’s musical progress and development.
Weekday Music Centre is open at Havering Sixth Form College on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in term-time. A limited number of instrumental lessons are available, but the main focus is on ensemble playing under the guidance of specialist tutors. Membership is open to children from Year 3 upwards.
Saturday morning music school (8.25am-12.35pm) caters for infants to sixth formers. A varied range of lessons and ensembles are available and students work to a timetable tailored to their individual needs, helping them reach the highest possible standard but with an emphasis on learning to play with other musicians.