Wider opportunities programme

This exciting programme involves the whole class and is a music lesson which includes learning a musical instrument. The Community Music Service provides instrumental teachers and instruments to schools who ‘buy in’ wider opportunities provision.

The class teacher and Community Music Service tutors work together with the whole class using orchestral and/or percussion instruments. Many schools and classes benefit from this opportunity to learn an instrument. This is the first access to a musical instrument for an increasing number of pupils.

Wider Opportunities lessons take place in Year 5. The orchestral instruments may be taken home for practice and brought to schools for the music activities/lessons. There may be a charge for instrument hire and insurance.

After the programme has ended the pupils have the opportunity to continue learning the instrument through instrumental and vocal lessons given in junior/primary and secondary schools by CMS instrumental teachers.