Newsletter - April 2017

We have recently sent home letters with further information about DVD's and photos from our Stafford Gatehouse concert and also forthcoming exam sessions. If the letter hasn't made it home, you can find it all the information below. 

We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ and ‘well done’ to everyone who took part in the concerts at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on 5th March. Every performance was fantastic and we are so proud of all the students involved. We were so lucky to have so many student and parent helpers who gave their time to help us in so many ways. Thanks to them and the great team of staff at the music school, we could make such a big event possible.

As always we can see ways to make it even better next year and have already had some great feedback. If you haven’t let us know your thoughts, there are some feedback sheets available at the music school or you can give us your views online at We take all of your views into account and it helps us to plan for next year.

Concert DVDs

Each year, our concerts are filmed to give you the opportunity to re-live the shows at home. If you would like to purchase a copy we have a small supply now available to purchase. Please reserve your copy at reception or send us a message if you would like one. Both shows are available on one DVD which is priced at £15 and can be paid by cash only.  


Photos from both concerts were taken by Garry from 353photography.  He has captured some amazing images, which can be viewed online at All images can be downloaded from the website for just £2, or you can order them printed according to size requirements. There may not be photos of all students in the collection. With sometimes less than three minutes for each performance, it can be difficult to capture each performer from various points around the stage.


This term we have had exam sessions for both Piano and Guitar students and we have one more small session of exams next term for guitar and vocal students. Letters will have already been sent out to those students who are ready and exams will take place at Wolverhampton on a Sunday in May, June or July.  The next session of Yamaha Keyboard exams is already being planned for October/November 2017 and if you have any questions about exams, please let us know.

Summer Performance

Our Gatehouse shows are our big event for the year. We are hoping to arrange a much smaller event to finish off the summer term and give some of our students the opportunity to perform solos, duets and so on. We would intend this to be a much smaller, relaxed ‘Sunday afternoon’ performance and hope to have arrangements in place after Easter.                  

We break up for Easter after lessons on Saturday 8th April and return on Monday 24th April and continue through until we break up for Summer on Friday 28th July.

If you have any other enquiries, please feel free to contact me. From all of us at the Music School, we wish you all a very happy Easter holiday!