Plymouth Music Accord Tuition Project
Plymouth Music Accord is regd. charity No. 1073165
This project supports secondary schools to help enable all children to have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument or develop singing. The scheme has been running in partnership with Plymouth Music Education Hub for the last six years and has helped over 100 children in six schools.
The scheme aims to enable schools to help children overcome barriers – financial, practical or lack of parental support – so that they can continue to benefit from musical instrument tuition. The Project operates flexibly, and usually supports schools by funding a visiting instrumental tutor for one hour per week on a group basis.
Pupils previously involved in the project have benefited enormously from the experience, which has sometimes been life-changing. Many have opted for GCSE and A level music and a number have gone on to read music at university – one at Oxford. There is no cost to the school, other than a real commitment to supporting the project and helping it to develop successfully.
Click the link below to read a press article on a student from Lipson Co-operative Academy who benefited from the programme, and went on to study music at Oxford.
YOUNG MUSICIANS’ INTERNSHIPS
PMA’s internship scheme enables talented young musicians to take a supported step up and experience playing or singing in an established adult orchestra, choir or band which includes semi-professional and professional musicians. The young musician will play/sing in the ensemble’s rehearsals leading to a public performance, and take part in that performance if suitable.
Those involved have really enjoyed the experience. Most have been asked to join the ensemble. All have found it valuable.
ENSEMBLES CURRENTLY IN THE SCHEME
Plymouth Philharmonic Choir
Plymouth Symphony Orchestra
South West Chamber Choir