Recital teams for schools

Recital teams for schools

New Beats song writing

Our New Beats recital team work with students of all ages at KS3 and KS4 on a course that looks to break down the perceived barriers to song writing.

Working with a professional vocalist, bassist, guitarist and drummer students will explore:

  • style
  • instrumentation
  • chord sequence theory
  • lyric writing

The course is practically based with students encouraged to use their own instrumental or vocal skills. By the end of the course students will have their own song ready to be recorded and / or performed. The course lasts for 2 sessions (these do not need to be consecutive) which includes a performance in week one and can be tailored to the needs of your students. This is currently provided by the Trust free at source to maintained secondary schools on a Tuesday morning between 9am to 12pm. Subject to availability.

Please indicate interest by ticking the box on the SLA return.

Recital team visits

Alongside New Beats, the other three recital teams: Brass, Strings and Woodwind, operate mainly in Primary Schools as part of the First Access programme, funded by the National Music Grant. This ensures that all children get a live music experience during their primary phase at least once, but probably more often.

Visits are offered to schools free on a rota basis by the NMPAT office and a school could reasonably expect to receive a visit at least once every two years. The office will contact schools when an opportunity arises.

Schools are welcome to make a request for a visit, but should note that these will still be offered on an equitable rota basis.

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