Music Education Grant subsidised whole class teaching
Whole Class Instrumental Tuition aims to ensure that every child is given an opportunity to play a musical instrument for at least one term at primary school. According to research, learning in this type of environment gives children more confidence and higher self-esteem. Introducing children to the joy of music is at the heart of what we do. Every young person should be given the opportunity to play a musical instrument through whole class instrumental teaching programmes. Specialist instrumental tutors work alongside class teachers, introducing pupils to the magic of music-making.
FREE School Music Health Check
One of our Area Coordinators or Curriculum Specialists will book a meeting with Head Teachers and/or Music Coordinators and work through our OFSTED approved audit tool. This helps to identify areas for development in your music offer, resources you may need and where to find them, planning and assessment needs and make you aware of how we, or our partners, can support you in delivering the National Music Plan. It may well be that you find you are much better placed than you thought but, in any case, we will be able to help.
FREE Network Meetings & CPD
Our Music Curriculum Specialists deliver courses throughout the year to support Music Coordinators and class teachers. These will be topic based with themes such as composition, notation, singing and using classroom instruments and percussion. These are delivered in a very jargon free and practical way so you will have something to take back and use the next day.
FREE Music Teachers’ Toolkit
Unlock access to our ever-evolving Teacher Toolkit, full of reference ideas on classroom instruments, composing, listening, music targets by year group and music technology.
FREE Music Mark Membership
Your FREE music health check also unlocks your free membership of Music mark. Formerly known as the National Association of Music Educators (NAME) the organisation supports music education on a national level and is in direct contact with the DfE and policy makers in London. They are providers of CPD and support to music education professionals on everything from remote learning to safeguarding and often run workshops and conferences featuring specialists and key figures in education from all over the UK.
FREE Access to the TVMS Library
Schools can browse our music library, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the UK. We have scores of all kinds from Choral to Brass and Wind Band to Full Orchestra. If we don’t have it we will probably know where to source it!
FREE Instrument Overhaul
Our specialist resources team can repair and maintain everything from a Bassoon worth thousands of pounds to a worn-out Glockenspiel. Your Health Check will also unlock a school instrument overhaul to bring those tired glocks back to life.
TVMS uses its DfE Grant to subsidise instrumental tuition and exams, Early Years provision such as First Thing Music and Arts Award qualifications.
FREE "Snappy" Big Sings
Our annual programme of huge scale ‘Big Sings’ (Christmas (KS2), Spring (KS1) and Summer (KS2 with a variety of themes) was interrupted by the pandemic but we hope soon to once again gather over 3000 children at five events with a live band and sing our hearts out!
FREE Online Resources
TVMS can now offer free access to a huge library of video content from Snappy Music. World Book Day, World Nursery Rhyme day, Five Week Recorder Course, Two Week Reception, Y1/2 sessions, Snappy Christmas, Bucket Drumming, Boom-Wacker Play-alongs, animated original songs and more are available via the link in the TVMS Brochure.
Term-time Support & Guidance
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