Happy New Year! We are all very excited to be back after the Christmas break and have lots to look forward to before the Easter holidays.
Well done to all of our piano and keyboard students who successfully passed their Trinity exams taken in November & December. We are all over the moon with the results (all merits and distinctions!) and very proud of you all!
Future Exam Sessions
From January 2018, we will be able to hold exam sessions for our guitar and vocal students at the music school. Previously, our guitar and vocal students have needed to travel to Wolverhampton to take examinations. We are pleased to say that from the next exam session in the summer term, provided we meet the minimum requirements, we can hold an exam session at the music school for all Rock School exams, which will also include students on our Yamaha Keyboard courses. Piano & Keyboard Exams taken with Trinity college will continue to take place at the exam centre in Stone.
From September, we introduced a discount for all students paying by Standing Order and the majority of students pay lesson fees in this way. Lesson fees are due at the first lesson of each month and the amount remains the same each time. If you don’t currently pay by standing order and would like a form, please ask at reception.
Annual Concert – Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
There will be two concerts on the afternoon of Sunday 4th March 2017 at the Gatehouse Theatre at 2pm & 4.30pm.
Students will perform as part of a live band and there will be a rehearsal at the Music School on Sunday 11th February, as well as at the Gatehouse during the morning of the shows. Each song will have an allocated time for rehearsal. Most students will take part in only one of the shows. However, some students may be asked to appear in both.
The concerts take a great deal of organisation and we would be grateful of any help from parents or relatives. Please let us know if you think you can help, either as a chaperone to escort performers to and from the stage at the concerts or with setting up before and during the shows.
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Reminders of all the important dates are included below. Please get in touch if you have any queries or questions.
Term Dates 2017-2018
First Lesson: Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Last Lesson: Thursday 29th March 2018
First Lesson: Friday 13th April 2018
Last Lesson: Friday 27th July 2018
Dates for your diaries
- Sunday 11th February : Concert Rehearsals at Music School
- Sunday 4th March : Annual Concerts @ Stafford Gatehouse Theatre
- Summer 2018 : Rock School Exam session at Stafford Music School