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Summer Schools

We here at Trafford Music Service are proud to announce we are running our hugely successful TMS Summer School in 2015. Our fun summer school provides stimulating and creative group activities for children who wish to experience playing instruments. The course lasts for four fun filled days and is taught by professional, experienced, instrumental tutors who are all cleared to work with children.

Dates and times

This year, the summer school will run at The Claremont Centre from Monday 27th July to Thursday 30th July. The Summer School day starts 9.30am and finishes promptly at 3.30pm

Course content:

The summer school is open to children aged from reception to year 6 in the academic year 2014 – 2015. This year’s summer school will cover a range of areas and activities. There will be 2 main group:

Junior age group:

For juniors the day is divided into six sessions and children rotate through activities. Each day has a similar timetable and activities with the exception of Thursday where pupils will also prepare for their afternoon concert.

Activities for children in years 2 – 6 include:
•2x Instrumental sessions
•Musical Awareness (including Dalcroze and Ensemble Skills)

Reception – Year 1

Activities for children in Reception – year 1 include:
•2 x instrument sessions (Reception – ukulele, Year 1 – violin)
•Movement and Dance

To give the children a target for development and to show parents and carers the progress made, we will be running a concert at the end of the course.


There will be a concert on the Thursday at 2.00pm where children will share some of their achievements. Friends or family are welcome to attend however due to a limited audience capacity in our hall we kindly ask that each child only has 1 audience member in attendance. This then makes it possible for every child to have a supporter. Should it be a lovely day we may be able to hold it outside which will allow more to attend – notices will be put up should this be the situation.


Children will be assigned their instruments in their first instrumental session; pupils will not be taking instruments home each day.


Trafford Music Service, Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, M33 7DZ.

(Please note google maps and some sat navs will take you to the wrong end of Claremont Road, we are located at the Chapel Road end of Claremont Road on the left hand side as you drive).


For safety reasons we are unable to allow access to the car park for parents. There is parking on the surrounding roads (parking wardens are in regular attendance) or car parks in the local surrounding area.

What does my child need to bring?

•Pupils will need to bring a packed lunch each day, plus snacks and drinks for breaks. Children have two short breaks at mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and a longer lunch break.
•Pupils can wear casual clothes – please bear in mind the need for weather appropriate outer wear for breaks, e.g. coats, sun hat, sun block.
•Children are permitted to bring skipping ropes, books, hand-held games consoles and mobile phones. However, Trafford Music Service will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to these items and staff will not look after these items.
•Mobile phones – not to be used during lessons.
•Unfortunately footballs will not be allowed at break times.


All pupils are expected to comply with the Music Service Behaviour Policy (link here). Please read and go over this policy with you child so they are aware of expectations.

Fees and payments

The summer school lasts for four days. We are unable to offer one, two or three day places.
•Price per child (for all four days): £110
•Breakfast/after school clubs: (price per child, per session): £4.50

The deposit to secure a place for pupils attending the course is £25.00 per child non-returnable unless the course is cancelled. Unfortunately we are unable to make refunds in the event that your child is absent.
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