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  • MK Music CentreMusic classes and groups

    for children and adults in MK

    Music Service

    www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/musicmk

  • The music service has not only provided excellent music tuition but

    has equipped both my sons with social skills and confidence. Friday

    evenings and Saturday mornings arethe highlights of the week.

    Katarina GrimmFebruary 2013

    Music Service

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    Contents

    IntroductionTable of ChargesKinder ClassesStarters PackageYoung Musicians PackageYouth PackageRock School GroupsAdult Music GroupsGeneral InformationTerms and ConditionsHow To Find Us

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    Welcome to a New World of Music

    From guitar to violin, drums to keyboard, flute to trumpet.Whether youre a complete beginner or an establishedmusician we will enhance your music making.

    Founded in 1992, the Milton KeynesMusic Service has brought music tothousands of children in Milton Keynesover the years and continues to do sowith weekly attendance figures ofmore than 450 children at Music Centreand over 3000 in schools.

    The Music Centre aims to give childrenan enjoyment of music while strivingfor the very highest standards forthose students who wish to pursuemusic more seriously.

    Most of our activities and groups takeplace on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings at our centre inSimpson, and at Shenley Brook EndSchool. In addition, the Youth Orchestraand Wind Orchestra meet at the CityChurch in Central Milton Keynes.

    Pupils who require individuallytaught lessons can receive these via the not-for-profit organisation MK Music Co-operative. Working in partnership with the MK Music Service,it provides a wide range of smallgroup and individual instrumentaland vocal tuition*.

    For further information, contact us byphone, visit our website, or pop in fora free trial. We are looking forward tomaking music with you.

    David RoseVice Principal (Music) Community Learning Service

    * Email mkmusiccoop@gmail.comVisit www.mkmusiccoop.com

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    Table of Charges

    GROUP LEVEL TIME (SATURDAYS) LOCATION

    KINDER GROUPS COST 30.00 PER TERM

    Kinder 2/3 Age 2-3 10.00am - 10.30am Simpson

    Kinder 4 Age 4 9.00am - 9.30am Simpson

    STARTERS PACKAGES COST 40.00 PER TERMFor up to two groups consisting of Play Recorder or Play Keyboard, plus Junior Music Workshop.

    Junior Music Workshop Year 2 AND BELOW 9.30am - 10.00am Simpson

    Play Recorder Year 2 AND BELOW 9.00am - 9.30am Simpson

    Play Keyboard Year 2 AND BELOW 9.00am - 9.30am Simpson

    YOUNG MUSICIANS PACKAGES COST 49.50 PER TERMFor up to three groups - one Young Musicians Package ensemble, plus Choir and Theory.

    Beginner Strings Year 2+ 11.15am - 12.15pm Simpson

    Beginner Wind Band Year 3+ 9.00am - 9.45am Simpson

    Beginner Keyboard Year 3+ 9.00am - 9.45am Simpson

    Young Keyboards Year 3+ 11.15am - 12noon Simpson

    Junior Choir Year 3+ 9.45am - 10.30am Simpson

    Theory/Musicianship Year 3+ 10.45am - 11.15am Simpson

    Table continued overleaf

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    GROUP LEVEL TIME (SATURDAYS) LOCATION

    YOUTH PACKAGES COST 68.60 PER TERMFor up to two groups. The charge for an additional Youth Package group is an extra 40.00 per term.

    Junior Strings Grade 1+ 9.00am - 10.00am Shenley

    Training Strings Grades 2-3 10.00am - 11.00am Shenley

    Junior Wind Band Grade 1+ 9.00am - 10.00am Shenley

    Intermediate Wind Band Grade 3+ 10.15am - 11.30am Shenley

    Intermediate Orchestra Grades 3-5 10.00am - 11.30am Shenley

    Big Band Grades 2-8 9.00am - 10.00am Shenley

    Youth Brass Grade 3+ 11.30am - 1.00pm Shenley

    String Orchestra Grade 5+ 11.30am - 1.00pm Shenley

    Intermediate Choir Age 9+ 11.15am - 12noon Shenley

    Creative Percussion For all levels 10.30am - 11.15am Shenley

    Percussion Workshop Grade 1+ 12noon - 12.45pm Shenley

    Flute Ensemble Grades 3-8 9.00am - 9.45am Shenley

    Clarinet Ensemble Grades 3-8 11.30am - 12.15pm Shenley

    Double Reed Ensemble Grades 3-8 9.15am - 10.00am Shenley

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    GROUP LEVEL TIME LOCATION

    Youth Orchestra Grade 6+ Fridays 6.00pm - 8.00pm City Church*

    Wind Orchestra Grade 5+ Fridays 6.00pm - 8.00pm City Church*

    ADULT MUSIC GROUPS COST 55.00 EACH PER TERM

    Adult Wind Band Age 18+ Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm Simpson

    Voices:MK** Age 11+ Mondays 6.30pm - 8.00pm Loughton

    Midsummer Players Age 18+ Mondays 8.00pm - 9.30pm Simpson

    ROCK SCHOOL GROUPS COST 45.00 FOR JUNIOR ROCK SCHOOL AND 88.50 FOR ROCK SCHOOL PER TERM

    Rock School Age 11+ Mondays and Wednesdays Stantonbury

    Junior Rock School Year 5-6 Wednesdays 5.00pm - 6.00pm Stantonbury

    KEYBOARD ENSEMBLE COSTS 40.00 PER TERM OR 68.60 PER TERM IF TAKEN AS PART OF A YOUTH PACKAGE

    Keyboard Ensemble Grade 1+ Thursdays 6.45pm - 7.30pm Simpson

    Updates to the timetable can be found in the half-termly Fanfare newsletter or atwww.milton-keynes.gov.uk/musicmk. Location maps and addresses for each activitycan be found at the back of this booklet.

    * Church of Christ the Cornerstone, Central Milton Keynes.** Free to all 11-18 year olds attending MK Music Centre groups. Please complete a

    concession form or a charge will be made.

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    Kinder 2/3

    In this fun introduction to music,young children learn simple singinggames and rhythmic patterns basedon the Kodly Method. This is awonderful way to introduce yourchild to music that helps thembegin to develop their concept ofpitch and pulse.

    The children are also encouraged torespond to music through movementand can use a variety of untuned percussion instruments. They learnhow to take turns, play with control,start and stop, and change the paceand dynamics of their sounds.

    Next group Kinder 4.

    Minimum class size is 8.

    Suitable for ages 2-3 years30.00 per 10 week term Saturdays at Simpson, 10.00am - 10.30am

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    Kinder 4

    Following on from Kinder 2/3 the children build upon the range of thesongs and chants they can play andsing. They learn to express themselvesmore confidently - alone and ingroups - and enjoy games using balls, hoops, puppets and scarves. The children explore the musical elements of pitch, pace, dynamics,

    texture and timbre through tunedand un-tuned percussion, and createtheir own sequences of sounds andrhythmic phrases. They also begin to notate their ideas using simple written symbols.

    Next group is Starters Package.

    Minimum class size is 8.

    Suitable for age 4 years30.00 per 10 week term Saturdays at Simpson, 9.00am - 9.30am

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    Starters Package

    An introduction to the enjoyment of making music withothers. Children are invited to become part of an enrichingexpressive experience that will teach them both practicalskills and musical theory.

    Your child will learn how to perform a range of familiar musicThe confidence and sense of achievement that comes from mastering a newskill is one of the most rewarding aspects of music making, as you will see foryourself at your childs first performance.

    Parents are welcome to stay with their children in their sessions if they wish, orthey can wait in the coffee shop. Please note that children are not supervisedwhen outside their sessions.

    STARTERS PACKAGES COST 40.00 PER TERMFor up to two groups consisting of Play Recorder or Play Keyboard, plus Junior Music Workshop.

    Junior Music Workshop Year 2 AND BELOW 9.30am - 10.00am Simpson

    Play Recorder Year 2 AND BELOW 9.00am - 9.30am Simpson

    Play Keyboard Year 2 AND BELOW 9.00am - 9.30am Simpson

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    Junior Music Workshop

    A dynamic group for younger children,who will sing, move, and play percussion instruments. The class willprovide children with many of theskills they will need to learn to play amusical instrument.

    They will develop their creative skills,their concept of pitch, pulse, rhythmand time-values, and increase their

    knowledge of how music can be written down on paper.

    Starters Package9.00am Play Recorder OR Play Keyboard9.30am Junior Music Workshop

    Next group is Junior Choir, a keyboardgroup, or one of our exciting bands orstring groups.

    Minimum class size is 8.

    Suitable for ages up to and including Year 2Saturdays at Simpson, 9.30am - 10.00am

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    Play Recorder

    The recorder is the ideal first instrumentas it is easy to learn and enables a groupof children to start playing togetherimmediately. This fun session is forcomplete beginners, or for children upto and including Year 2 who are alreadylearning to play.

    Children are taught how to play accurately and musically, while

    learning the basics of how to readmusic in this relaxed and friendly group.

    Starters Package9.00am Play Recorder OR Play Keyboard9.30am Junior Music Workshop

    Next group is Junior Choir, a keyboardgroup, or one of our exciting bands orstring groups.

    Minimum class size is 8.

    Suitable for ages up to and including Year 2Saturdays at Simpson, 9.00am - 9.30am

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    Play Keyboard

    Learning to play the keyboard is a musically exciting experience forchildren, and is also a good introduction to piano skills. Thisgroup is for complete beginners or children who have just started playing. Come along and have a goin a lively and supportive setting.

    Starters Package9.00am Play Recorder OR Play Keyboard9.30am Junior Music Workshop

    Next group is Beginner Keyboard,Junior Choir or The