Instrumental/Vocal lessons for new applicants starting in the Summer Term 2018
We’d be grateful if you would promote the opportunity to learn a musical instrument to pupils and families in your school community.
We have already sent to the school a supply of new EMS instrumental/vocal tuition application forms which should be given to any pupils who wish to start instrumental/vocal lessons in the SUMMER TERM 2018. (Pupils who are already learning an instrument through EMS do NOT need to complete a new application form.)
If you have not received a supply of these yellow application forms, or if you require further copies please let us know. The application form is attached if you prefer to print off copies, or forward to parents/carers by email. The form is also available to download from the EMS pages of Enfield Council’s website www.enfield.gov.uk (search ‘Enfield Music Service’).
Also attached is a flyer you may wish to display, and our general information sheet to parents ‘Learning to Play a Musical Instrument’
Parents/carers may apply for their child to have lessons in school (subject to the usual minimum number of pupils requiring lessons on any one instrument and adequate school accommodation) or for lessons at our Saturday Music Centre (at Houndsfield School) or at our Tuesday evening Music Centre (at Highlands School).
Application forms should reach Enfield Music Service office by Friday 23rd February 2018.
Free/subsidised lessons for FSM / LAC / Adopted pupils – regrettably EMS has no budget to be able to provide free or subsidised lessons. If your school is willing to pay or subsidise lessons for FSM & LAC pupils, we would ask you to inform parents.
Procedure for processing applications for free/subsidised lessons
Before we can register pupils for free or subsidised lessons each term, we ask parents to provide EMS with a letter of confirmation that the school is willing to fund/part-fund the lessons for that particular term. A template letter is attached which the school could use for this purpose. By issuing these letters to parents who apply, we hope this be useful to the school to keep an advanced record of the number of pupils the school is supporting each term.
Enfield Music Service Open Day – Saturday 27th January, 9.15am-12.30pm
We will be holding an Open Day at our Saturday Music Centre (at Houndsfield School, Houndsfield Road, Edmonton N9 7RE) on Saturday 27th January, 9.15am-12.30pm. Parents and pupils are welcome to come along and ‘try and instrument’ and observe other music activities at the Centre. EMS staff will be available to give advice to parents about applying for instrumental lessons in schools and at the Saturday Centre.
Instrumental lessons for teachers
If any teachers in your school wish to receive instrumental lessons this may be possible subject to the usual conditions regarding availability of tutors etc. The standard fees apply. Subject to the agreement of the Headteacher an application form should be sent to EMS and the form should be marked ‘TEACHER’.
Thank you for your continued support. If you require any further information don’t hesitate to contact the Music Service office.
ENFIELD MUSIC SERVICE