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Music Centres

Trafford Music Service run one music centre which provide a range of instrumental lessons as well as ensemble opportunities. These centres contribute towards the Government core role in the National Plan for Music Education which says we must “Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young

Sale Music Centre

Music centre intake is in September each year for Year 3 children and above. The only exception to this is when a child that already plays has moved into the area part-way through an academic year.

Each year we hold information meetings where parents find out more about the Music Centres and potential members can try out the different instruments to help deceide what they might like to play. Attendance at one of these meetings is compulsory in order to secure yours child's place.

Trafford Rock School

Trafford Music Service is proud unveil its newest and most exciting programme yet, the Trafford Rock School. This is aimed at children and young people who want to play Rock, Pop, Alternative and Indie Music and other modern music genres in a band setting.

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Infant Music and Play Scheme (IMPS)

Children learn about musical ideas and concepts such as rhythm, meter and dynamics through movement, story and song. They will engage in fun and stimulating sessions enabling them to have creative input into their learning, improvising in singing and movement activities. Sessions include musical games and activities in a group, which foster personal and social development as children cooperate with others, take turns in activities, listen attentively and develop their confidence.

Location: Claremont Centre, Sale

Time: Saturdays 9:30 - 11:15 during Term Time

Subscription Fee: £5.50 per Session

To qualify for Trafford IMPS children must be in KS1 (Year 1/Year 2) in September 2014.

An additional instrumental violin class is also available from 11.15 - midday for any pupils attending the IMP sessions. There is an additional charge of £36 (per term per child) for these sessions, inclusive of instrument hire.

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Academy Lessons

The Academy offers one to one instrument lessons, delivered by specialist instrumental tutors.

Lessons take place each night of the week at the Claremont centre, Sale between 4pm and 8.30pm, and Saturday mornings between 9:15am and 12:15pm (subject to availability).

There is also the opportunity for small group tuition at the Academy, this is for pupils already learning an instrument, with recommendation from their current instrument tutor.

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Youth Choir

Trafford Music Service proudly runs two Youth Choirs:

Trafford Youth Choir
Altrincham Youth Choir
These choirs are aimed at in school years 3 - 8 inclusive. They are designed to give them an opportunity to apply their vocal skills in a group setting, as well as offering the chance to develop performance skills though public appearances. There is no entry requirements, just enthusiasm and commitment. The choir rehearsals begin at the start of each term so the earlier you can come down the better, but the door is always open to new members.

We regularly sing at out-of-school events. This year alone Trafford Youth Choir's has upcoming appearances at the Bridgewater Hall, the Albert Hall (London) and the RNCM. Previous appearances for both choirs include the Candlelit Carol Concert, held in Manchester cathedral in aid of Action for Children. We also perform at more local events such as local retirement homes and have sung at venues such as Manchester Cathedral, BBC Media City, Sale Festival, the Waterside Theatre in Sale and the Victoria Hall, Bolton.

Adult Community Music Clubs

Trafford Music Service has a successful history of providing the children of Trafford with a wide range of musical opportunities. We have long wanted to widen our provision to the adults of the Trafford community and with Trafford Music Service’s move to the Claremont Centre, Sale, this has now become possible. Listed here are the first Trafford adult community ensembles starting in September 2014. The variety and number will increase term by term so if there is something you are particularly interested in that is not currently listed, please do get in touch.

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Melody Makers Scheme

Trafford Music Service and Trafford Virtual School are piloting a new scheme to help support Trafford’s Looked After Children and their families through the medium of music.

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