The First Access instrument of choice in Rutland is the Descant Recorder, with the intention that every child in the County will have been introduced to the basics of music notation and the elements of music through the medium of a whole class recorder project.
Schools are offered 10 week
recorder projects to support this intention and can pay for these with money allocated to the schools from the Government's National Music Grant, or provide them themselves and use the discount on other services as part of an annual
Service Level Agreement.
Schools opting for self-delivery undertake to provide pupil data for the Annual ACE data return and agree to accept monitoring visits to ensure quality.
It is hoped to grow the scope of orchestral First Access projects within the County as well. There are already Brass and String projects taking place in some of the schools.
Schools are also invited to discuss their interest in providing opportunities for their students on orchestral instruments. Please contact RutlandMusic@NMPAT.co.uk