B&NES Music Service has a team of over 60 qualified music teachers, delivering individual and small group instrumental lessons to students in schools throughout Bath and North East Somerset. Any instrument can be catered for, with lessons currently being provided on all orchestral instruments, guitar, keyboard and voice. In addition to these lessons, many key stage 2 students receive whole class instrumental lessons through the Music Service’s ‘first access’ programme.
Students are encouraged to further their instrumental skills at one of the weekly music centres where players can develop ensemble skills, meet other like-minded musicians and take part in regular performing opportunities. For more information, please view the ‘ensembles and music centres’ area on the homepage.
Teachers are encouraged to enter pupils for instrumental exams providing pupils, parents and schools with recognised accreditation. Schools are provided with an annual report for each student at the end of each academic year, providing value feedback and targets for parents and students.
The Music Service can offer quality assurance through its programme of continual professional development and monitoring for all staff. Staff work within statutory guidelines set out by the local authority.