4 July 2013

Get into Music: courses for children in Brighton and Hove

Learn to sing or play an instrument with Brighton & Hove City Council’s Music & Arts service.

In September, all Year 7 pupils will have the opportunity to learn to sing or play a musical instrument as part of the Get into Music programme. No previous experience is required - just an interest in music.

The Music & Arts service also provides a number of benefits such as:

• Free lessons and the loan of an instrument (available for eligible families)

• Subsidised tuition schemes (criteria apply)

• Instruments to hire through the service

• Arrangements for the young singers and musicians to continue lessons at their secondary school if they already learn with Music & Arts

Parents who know which instrument their child would like to learn can apply online ready to start lessons in September 2013.

The National Plan for Music Education highlights the important role that music has as part of a young person’s education.

Learning to sing or play an instrument is great fun and can help support the development of a range of other skills including creativity, self expression, personal organisation, team work, numeracy and literacy. Music really has the potential to enrich children’s lives.

Councillor Sue Shanks, Chair of the Children & Young People Committee, said: “These courses offer children an opportunity to play musical instruments and learn new skills. I believe music can be an important way to enrich our children’s growth and help to shape their personality in a positive way as well as foster creativity.

For more information please visit www.bhma.org.uk or call on 01273 293524. You can also follow the council’s music and arts service on Twitter/Facebook.