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INTRODUCTION HMDT MUSIC WELCOMES YOU TO THE SATURDAY PROGRAMME! The purpose of this Handbook is to provide you and your children with an easy to use guide whilst studying at the Saturday Programme. This booklet should help to answer many of your questions throughout the year and provide you with a comprehensive overview of the programme to help make your time at the Saturday Programme as productive and enjoyable as possible.
WHAT IS HMDT MUSIC’S SATURDAY PROGRAMME? . . . . . . . . . . .3
THE MUSIC BOX – EARLY YEARS PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
I CAN SING! PERFORMING ARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 a. FLEDGLINGS FOUNDATION COURSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 b. ICS! MINIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 c. ICS! JUNIORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 d. ICS! SENIORS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
CYMH – INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 a. RED PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 b. YELLOW PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 c. GREEN PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 d. BLUE PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 e. PARENT ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
THE JULIAN JOSEPH JAZZ ACADEMY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 a. THE JUNIOR PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 b. THE JJJA PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
OTHER ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
TERM DATES AND VENUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19
ADMISSIONS TO THE SATURDAY PROGRAMME . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 a. ELIGIBILITY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 b. ADMISSIONS PROCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 c. TIMETABLES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21
FEES AND PAYMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
INSTRUMENT POLICY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 a. INSTRUMENT LESSONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 b. ASSISTED PURCHASE SCHEME (APS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28 c. INSTRUMENT LOANS AND CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 d. INSTRUMENT LOAN AND AGREEMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 e. INSTRUMENT FAQS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31 f. INSTRUMENT REPAIR CENTRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
PRACTICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 a. MATERIALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34
HEALTH AND SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
CODE OF CONDUCT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
STAFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
TERMS AND CONDITIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
APPENDICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 a. CHILD PROTECTION POLICY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
CONTACT INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
1. WHAT IS HMDT’S MUSIC’S SATURDAY PROGRAMME? The Saturday Programme is HMDT Music’s Saturday music school which aims to enrich the lives of young people through music making, and consists of four exciting different programmes: CYMH, I Can Sing!, The Music Box and The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. HMDT Music (Hackney Music Development Trust), twice winner of the prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education, has been running its Centre For Young Musicians CYMH since 1995. In 2010, it added the Performing Arts School I Can Sing! to the Saturday offering and in 2011, its under 5’s programme The Music Box. The most recent addition to the now extensive Saturday Programme is The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy, which opened in January 2013. The Saturday Programme now has around 350 students aged 1-21 and also offers programmes for parents. It is a vibrant and exciting Saturday offering and alongside the continually expanding regular classes and programmes, is a spectrum of individual projects often involving guest visits, work with leading artists, and a broad range of performing experiences both within the Programme and at concert halls and theatres. Its staff are all experienced music teachers and professional artists who foster a keen appreciation and understanding of different types of music. The Saturday Programme runs on 30 Saturdays during each academic year and also runs Holiday Courses during half term periods and during the Summer holidays. The Music Box family learning programme for under 4s and their parents offers them the opportunity to explore the foundations of music in a fun and interactive way. Participants work with a variety of music from many different cultural traditions, allowing young children to explore basic rhythms and melodies, and helping adults to gain the confidence necessary to experiment in music making with their children. I Can Sing! (ICS!) is HMDT’s Performing Arts School which offers students ages 4 - 16 an opportunity to experience the excitement of musical theatre training and performance. Beginning with the Fledglings Foundation Course, students train in a variety of stage disciplines to become musical performers. They meet new friends and together with leading professional artists gain the skills and confidence necessary to perform to a high level. Unlike similar schemes, ICS! reinforces the ensemble performing tradition and focuses upon repertoire ranging from classic Broadway to original HMDT commissions, emphasising an appreciation of the rich American Broadway tradition. CYM Hackney (CYMH) is HMDT’s Instrumental Music School which offers students ages 5 upwards, an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship and ensembles, as well as the Orchestra and Choirs of CYM Hackney.
The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy (JJJA) offers talented young instrumentalists and vocalists an amazing opportunity to work with some of the worldâ€™s top jazz musicians to develop their creative talents and performance skills, through exploring the American roots of Jazz. Students are required to audition, and the programme includes a Junior Academy for those students who may need additional training before joining the rigors of the Academy Programme. The JJJA curriculum focuses upon instrumental interaction within small ensembles, understanding the importance of how to use the voice to enhance musical and improvisational skills, and develops an understanding of the foundations of The Blues as an American artform offering an array of opportunities to work with international jazz artists in focused Masterclasses and Specialist Workshops.
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2. THE MUSIC BOX – EARLY YEARS PROGRAMME The Music Box family learning programme for under 4’s and their parents offers them the opportunity to explore the foundations of music in a fun and interactive way. Participants work with a variety of music from many different cultural traditions and an impressive team of professional artists, allowing young children to explore basic rhythms and melodies, and helping adults to gain the confidence necessary to experiment in music making with their children. The Music Box prepares students for entry into the Fledglings Foundation Course from which they will embark upon their further learning at the Saturday Programme. Singing Sessions introduce families to a variety of different songs, from nursery rhymes to musicals, including some from HMDT’s own songbooks. Movement Dance and songs with actions play an important role, from learning simple dance steps in different rhythmic styles to animal role play. Music Skills Children are introduced to musical concepts such as pitch, rhythm and tempo. Work with percussion instruments focuses on developing listening skills and learning to focus in a group environment. Guest Artists Instrumental artists illustrate an eclectic range of musical styles and genres as well as introducing a wealth of sounds and visual spectacle. Early Years Development Sessions also prepare children for nursery and school by introducing team work and instilling structured discipline whilst still having fun, as well as focusing on developing speech, vocabulary and simple numeracy and listening skills. Sessions: 45 minutes
I Can Sing! (ICS! Performing Arts) is HMDT’s Music Theatre School, which offers students aged 4 - 16 an opportunity to experience the excitement of musical theatre training and performance. During ICS!, students train in a variety of stage disciplines to become musical performers. They meet new friends and, together with leading professional artists, gain the skills and confidence necessary to perform to a high level. Unlike similar schemes, ICS! reinforces the ensemble performing tradition and focuses upon repertoire ranging from classic Broadway to original HMDT commissions, emphasising an appreciation of the rich American Broadway tradition.
a. FLEDGLINGS FOUNDATION COURSE (Ages 4-5, Reception, Foundation Stage) New in 2012, the Fledglings is a one year Foundation Course for Reception class children, offering an introduction to music through singing and movement leading to end of term performances. Working with a coaching team of Music Director and Accompanist, children are introduced to a range of vocal repertoire, encouraged to try solos and contribute ideas, and given a range of tools to develop their confidence and team-work. Upon exiting the Fledglings Foundation Course, students opt to start either on the CYMH Red Programme or as an I Can Sing! Mini (dependent upon availability). Fledglings will automatically be accepted onto one of these programmes, but will not be guaranteed their first choice. Sessions: 50 minutes
b. ICS! MINIS (Ages 5 – 7, Years 1-2, Key Stage 1) Vocal Training introduces students to the joy of performing and expressing their emotions through song, focusing on developing singing skills in a healthy way, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre and learning to sing as part of a large group of performers. Students work with a variety of musical genres with a focus on musical theatre and dramatic singing. Musicianship develops musical literacy and understanding through students’ very own musical instrument – their voice. They develop their understanding of pitch, rhythm, dynamics and tempo through interactive vocal and physical exercises as well as written and aural skills. Instrumental - Recorder Students in their second year of the Minis programme may opt for an additional Recorder group lesson. This session helps to develop musicianship and to learn playing an instrument, providing students with transferable skills should they choose to go on to learn another instrument. Sessions: 1 hour and 50 minutes
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Vocal Training introduces students to the joy of performing and expressing their emotions through song, focusing on developing singing skills in a healthy way, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre and learning to sing as part of a large group of performers. Students work with a variety of musical genres with a focus on musical theatre and dramatic singing and are given plenty of scope for solo work. Musicianship develops musical literacy and understanding through studentsâ€™ very own musical instrument â€“ their voice. They develop their understanding of pitch, rhythm, dynamics and tempo though interactive vocal and physical exercises as well as written and aural skills. Students are given a contextual introduction to repertoire they are learning to broaden their understanding of the musical genres in which they are working. Dance Training teaches students dance steps and routines based on a fusion of the dance styles that make up theatre dance performance, whilst encouraging them to be active and healthy. They also learn how to use movement to express emotion and action as part of musical performance. Dance technique sessions offer a chance to consolidate steps and styles out of the context of a routine. Stagecraft helps to build skills in music theatre so as to convey the emotional power of music and movement on stage. Students will learn a variety of dramatic techniques, including improvisation, characterisation, storytelling and theatrical stunts, and explore group and individual talents to help them build confidence and develop their communication skills. Performances give everyone the opportunity to showcase musical theatre repertoire, take to the stage in HMDT Music commissions, or work with writers and composers to create new work. Instrumental - Guitar Students in their first year of the Juniors programme may opt for an additional Guitar group lesson. This session helps to develop musicianship and to learn playing an instrument, providing students with transferable skills should they choose to go on to learn another instrument. Sessions: Juniors 1: 3 hours and 15 minutes Juniors 2: 4 hours
d. ICS! SENIORS (Ages 10-15 (Years 6-9, Key Stage 2/3) Vocal Training introduces students to the joy of performing and expressing their emotions through song, focusing on developing singing skills in a healthy way, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre and learning to sing as part of a large group of performers. Students work with a variety of musical genres with a focus on musical theatre and dramatic singing and are given plenty of scope for solo work.
c. ICS! JUNIORS (Ages 7-9, Years 3-5, Key Stage 2)
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Dance Training teaches students dance steps and routines based on a fusion of the dance styles that make up theatre dance performance, whilst encouraging them to be active and healthy. They also learn how to use movement to express emotion and action as part of musical performance. Dance technique sessions offer a chance to consolidate steps and styles out of the context of a routine. Stagecraft helps to build skills in music theatre so as to convey the emotional power of music and movement on stage. Students will learn a variety of dramatic techniques, including improvisation, characterisation, storytelling and theatrical stunts, and explore group and individual talents to help them build confidence and develop their communication skills. Performances give everyone the opportunity to showcase musical theatre repertoire, take to the stage in HMDT Music commissions, or work with writers and composers to create new work. Sessions: 4 hours
ADDITIONAL LESSONS: Additional instrumental, keyboard or vocal lessons are sometimes available and offered to students who are part of the Saturday Programme. These lessons are subject to availability. If you have an additional lesson the following fees will apply: £50.00 per term for a group lesson (30 minutes) £70.00 per term for a joint lesson (30 minutes) £70.00 per term for an individual lesson (20 minutes) ICS! Juniors and Seniors Dress Code Beginning at the ICS! Juniors level, students will be engaged in a rigorous programme of singing, dance and stagecraft. Due to the physical demands this presents for students, our health and safety policy requires the following dress code for all students: • “Movement clothes” to each session – this means loose clothing like tracksuits, but no jeans, “jeggings”, or short skirts, as these can greatly restrict movement. • Flat shoes – this includes trainers and dance shoes, but NO heels. • Long hair should be tied back BEFORE beginning sessions. • No jewellery, especially necklaces, as these present the greatest hazard. Tutors will enforce this dress code, so please adhere to it during all sessions.
Musicianship develops musical literacy and understanding through students’ very own musical instrument – their voice. They develop their understanding of pitch, rhythm, dynamics and tempo though interactive vocal and physical exercises as well as written and aural skills. Students are given a contextual introduction to repertoire they are learning to broaden their understanding of the musical genres in which they are working.
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4. CYMH – INSTRUMENTAL PROGRAMME CYM Hackney (CYMH) is HMDT’s Instrumental Music School which offers students ages 5 upwards, an extensive curriculum including group and individual instrumental tuition, singing, musicianship and ensembles, as well as the Orchestra and Choirs of CYMH.
a. CYMH - RED PROGRAMME The Red Programme is for students in Key Stage 1 (years 1-2), who have either been in the ICS! Fledgling Foundation Course or who wish to begin learning music. It is a two-year programme in which students take part in sessions of musicianship, singing and, in the second year learn the recorder. The programme is carefully structured in order to develop essential musical skills and an understanding of basic musical concepts.
YEAR 1: All students in Year 1 have two lessons: General Musicianship and Choir. General Musicianship lessons cover basic rhythm and pitch work. Students will learn as part of a large group, singing, clapping, playing percussion instruments and becoming involved as musical participants. Choir focuses on developing singing skills, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre, learning to sing as part of a group and introducing a range of repertoire and musical genres. Sessions: 60 minutes
YEAR 2: All students in Year 2 have three lessons: General Musicianship, Choir and Recorder,. In General Musicianship and Choir, they will continue to build on skills learnt in Year 1 of the programme and will also start to learn how to read basic notation. Recorder lessons represent a child’s first introduction to an instrument. This class is aimed at preparing students for Yellow 1 where they will make an instrumental choice as part of the tasters programme. Sessions: 1 hour 30 minutes
b. CYMH â€“ YELLOW PROGRAMME The Yellow Programme is for students in Key Stage 2 (years 3-4), who have either been in the CYMH Red Programme or are at a stage where they are ready to undertake learning an instrument. The programme is carefully structured in order to develop essential musical skills and an understanding of basic musical concepts. Students at this stage of learning will be encouraged to develop their listening skills and sight-singing and will be expected to attain basic rhythmic fluency and a good level of understanding of the notation they will encounter whilst playing their instrument. All students in the Yellow programme have three lessons: Choir, General Musicianship and Instrumental. Choir focuses on developing singing skills, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre, learning to sing as part of a group and introducing a range of repertoire and musical genres. General Musicianship lessons integrate aspects of the musical curriculum that enable greater progress in other lessons. The lessons aim to develop musical literacy, rudimentary theory and musical appreciation and understanding through a series of exercises based on the HMDT Music Curriculum. Instrumental Lessons take place in groups: these can range in size, but are usually between 4 and 6 students to a class. The group environment allows students to play in parts, together and to each other. However, it is understood that students learn at different rates so the tutors are prepared and able to differentiate their learning materials. Sessions: Length varies dependent upon programme PLEASE NOTE In the Autumn term of the Yellow Programme your child will attend â€˜tasterâ€™ sessions. This is to give the students an idea of what instrument they would like to choose to learn. When it comes to choosing, students and parents must be aware that due to limited resources and capacity, not all students will receive their first choice of instrument. Students will therefore be asked to make at least 3 choices. Once they have chosen their instrument they will then continue to learn this instrument throughout their time at the Saturday Programme. Instrument Restriction: students cannot choose an instrument they already learn outside of the programme. The CYMH Programme currently offers tuition on: bassoon, brass, cello, clarinet, flute, guitar, piano, recorder, violin. Please note that when choosing a brass instrument, it is not possible to have a mixed range group (e.g. trumpets and trombones) so, if you have put brass down as your first instrument, you might not receive the actual brass instrument you wanted. Coaches and staff will be able to provide guidance and advice on instrument selections. At the Saturday Programme, all students are encouraged to participate in informal concerts to which all students, parents and carers are invited. Not only does this give students something to work towards, it is also a good opportunity to find out what else is happening at the Saturday Programme!
c. CYMH â€“ GREEN PROGRAMME The Green Programme is divided into two groups: Green Ensemble and Green Instrumental. GREEN ENSEMBLE This programme is for students who already play an instrument and are receiving tuition elsewhere (e.g. at school or with a private teacher) who wish to broaden their musical experience through participation in a range of music-making activities. To be an ensemble player, students must be working towards at least Grade 2. All students in the Green Ensemble programme have at least three lessons: Choir, Ensemble and Musicianship (no instrumental lesson). General Musicianship integrates aspects of the musical curriculum that enable greater progress in other lessons. The lessons aim to develop musical literacy, rudimentary theory and musical appreciation and understanding through a series of exercises based on the HMDT Music Curriculum. Students at this stage of learning are encouraged to develop their listening skills and sight-singing and are expected to attain a good level of rhythmic fluency, a good level of understanding of the notation they will encounter whilst playing their instrument and a detailed understanding of the musical instructions on the page. Choir focuses on developing singing skills, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre, learning to sing as part of a group and introducing a range of repertoire and musical genres. Ensemble continues the practice of encouraging students to play/learn together. Teachers design special arrangements, tailored not only to the particular group of instruments, but also to the particular instrumentalists on many occasions. Ensemble is divided into Strings and Wind/Brass. GREEN INSTRUMENTAL All students in the Green Instrumental programme have four lessons: Instrumental, Choir, Ensemble and Musicianship. This programme is for students who wish to continue their instrumental studies at CYMH and have been learning the instrument they wish to study at CYMH for at least two years or are working toward their Grade 2. Their lessons are exactly the same as Green Ensemble except they have the addition of an Instrumental Lesson. Instrumental lessons take place in groups, which can range in size from a shared lesson of two (2) students to a small group of up to 6. Sessions: Length of Ensemble and Instrumental varies dependent upon programme Please Note: Instrument Restriction: students cannot choose an instrument they already learn outside of the programme. At the Saturday Programme, all students are encouraged to participate in informal concerts to which all students, parents and carers are invited. Not only does this give students something to work towards, it is also a good opportunity to find out what else is happening at the Centre!
d. CYMH â€“ BLUE PROGRAMME The Blue Programme is divided into two groups: Blue Ensemble and Blue Instrumental. Applicants will need to take an audition to gain entry into the Blue programme. Students must be at least Grade 3 standard. (Criteria for the audition are available upon request). BLUE ENSEMBLE This programme is for students who already play an instrument and are receiving tuition elsewhere (e.g. at school or with a private teacher) who wish to broaden their musical experience through participation in a range of music-making activities. Students may have up to six sessions: Choir, Chamber Choir, Ensemble, General Musicianship, Grade 5 Theory and Orchestra. Choir focuses on developing singing skills, breathing, posture, intonation, timbre, learning to sing as part of a group and introducing a range of repertoire and musical genres. Ensemble continues the practice of encouraging students to play/learn together. Teachers design special arrangements, tailored not only to the particular group of instruments, but also to the particular instrumentalists on many occasions. Students are broken up into their different sections; there is a Wind, Brass and String ensemble â€“ if students play a second instrument of the relevant standard they are welcome to apply to play this in an additional ensemble as well. General Musicianship lessons integrate aspects of the musical curriculum that enable greater progress in other lessons. Students at this stage of learning will also spend time on listening to and discussing music, musical analysis, score-reading and aspects of musical history. They will be expected to have attained a detailed understanding of written music and may begin to explore more complex subjects such as harmony and counterpoint. Orchestra gives students the chance to explore a wide range of repertoire, including contemporary music and occasionally new commissions. The orchestra may also accompany the choir or other performers both within the school and at outside engagements. Sessions: Length varies dependent upon programme Grade 5 Theory Class This class is open to any student on the HMDT Saturday programme who is working at Grade 4/5/6 on their instrument and who needs to take the theory exam before they progress further. Please note that this is a specific exam preparation class. STUDENTS WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS: Manuscript Paper and Lined paper (preferably in the same book) Mechanical Pencils (this is because HB ones smudge the paper and are thick: this will dock you valuable presentation marks!) Rulers, highlighters ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Handbook
HOMEWORK: There will be work to be done outside of lessons, based upon the work done in class that week. This must be completed and handed in the week after, unless specified by the tutor. These will take the form of exercises, which will usually be taken from the ABRSM book. Each student will have to complete a listening exercise every week. This will consist of picking a composer from the list given at the start of term, choosing a work and making observations about what they hear in the piece. One student each week will be picked at random to present what they have listened to and what they have noticed about it. Students should be encouraged to note the composer, piece and composer's dates in a log to chart which composers they have listened to. Please note: Parents need to be aware that classes can run over by 10 minutes. If for unforeseen circumstances the class has to start late then the class will run over. Pupils and parents alike must understand that this class requires commitment both in time and attendance in order to gain anything. If you are unable to attend a class, please let the teacher know and find out what will need to be caught up in advance. There will be informal "pop" quizzes near the end of terms to assess improvements and also areas which may need highlighting for recap. BLUE INSTRUMENTAL This programme is for students who wish to develop their instrumental studies at CYMH and have been learning the instrument they wish to study at CYMH for at least two years and/or be at least grade 3 standard. Blue Instrumental students receive the same level of provision as the Ensemble places with the addition of an instrumental lesson. Students may have up to seven sessions: Instrumental, Choir, Chamber Choir, Ensemble, General Musicianship, Grade 5 Theory and Orchestra. Sessions: Length varies dependent upon programme Instrumental lessons in the Blue programme are either shared lessons or individual, dependent on availability and last for *20-30 minutes. * 2 students= 30mins, 1 student = 20mins At the Saturday Programme, all students are encouraged to participate in informal concerts to which all students, parents and carers are invited. Not only does this give students something to work towards, it is also a good opportunity to find out what else is happening at the Saturday Programme!
e. CYMH – PARENT ACTIVITIES PARENTS’ CHOIR Parents’ Choir is held every week at the Saturday Programme and operates on a suggested donation basis of £2 per session. During the term, members of the choir study several different choral pieces with the goal of performing them in an informal concert at some point during the term. The musical arrangements learnt cover a wide range of musical styles and periods. They are often in 4 parts and might be unaccompanied or with piano. All materials are provided for the sessions – all you have to bring is yourself and a donation. No musical knowledge is needed – just a love of serious singing and a desire to have fun!
PARENTS’ PROGRAMME The Parents’ Programme is designed for parents who have had either little or no musical education of their own, or for parents who perhaps learnt an instrument when they were young, but need to revisit their musical knowledge. Both classes are aimed at helping parents know more about reading music, providing tools to help you assist your children practice, thereby ensuring they progress better. The Parents’ Programme delivers a set curriculum which covers topics including: effective practice - how to structure and assist with instrumental practice, how to look after and tune instruments, musical notation, rhythm and musical context. This is a paid for programme and parents sign up for a given number of sessions. The Introduction class is particularly aimed at parents who have students in Red 2 and Yellow 1 who would like to get ahead of their children so they are able to assist them in their learning at such an important time. The Advanced class is for parents who might be rusty in their musical knowledge or for parents of more advanced students.
5. THE JULIAN JOSEPH JAZZ ACADEMY The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy (JJJA) offers talented young instrumentalists and vocalists an amazing opportunity to work with some of the worldâ€™s top jazz musicians to develop their creative talents and performance skills, through exploring the American roots of Jazz. Students are required to audition, and the programme includes a Junior Academy for those students who may need additional training before joining the rigours of the Academy Programme. The JJJA curriculum focuses upon instrumental interaction within small ensembles, understanding the importance of using the voice to enhance musical and improvisational skills, and developing an understanding of the foundations of The Blues as an American art form. It also offers an array of opportunities to work with international jazz artists in focused Masterclasses and Specialist Workshops. Auditioning for the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy: All places at the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy are subject to an audition process. Students will be auditioned by a panel consisting of the Artistic Director, the Associate Music Director, HMDT's Creative Director and other panelists. At the audition you will be asked to play the blues and a Jazz Standard of your choice to a panel, which will include the main tutors on the Academy. Please be aware that you might be asked to play either one of these unaccompanied or with Julian Joseph. Please make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to give you enough time to warm up and prepare. If you have applied with more than one instrument please either choose the instrument that you are best at or, if you feel that you are of equal standard on two instruments, you may play one piece on each instrument. The instrument (s) that you would like to audition on must be communicated in advance of your audition. a.THE JUNIOR PROGRAMME Set up to support students with great potential who need more grounding in jazz before taking on the rigours of a full JJJA place, the Programme offers a vocal session to develop aural training and use of the voice as an instrument and a general session on the jazz scales, the blues, improvisation and an introduction to jazz repertoire. Sessions: 1 hour and 30 minutes b.THE JJJA PROGRAMME An intensive curriculum includes sessions incorporating a range of elements. Students will work as a big group to learn repertoire and its historical context before dividing into ensembles to work more intensively. The sessions incorporate lively debate, always offering an opportunity to discuss and disseminate what has been learnt. Celebrity guest artists are an important feature of the Academy alongside the regular tutorial team of leading jazz artists:
Real Jazz Notes: The Art of Improvisation Helps students develop a vocabulary for soloing, and an insight into telling a musical story. They will learn focus and interaction with a rhythm section, how to construct their playing from the best elements of style and how to become sensitive to what those best elements are. The Language of Truth: Finding the Voice of Jazz Learning how to use the voice helps to enhance musical and improvisational skills and reveals a new form of emotional expression. Students will use their voices to assist in learning and understanding melody, developing harmonic awareness, expression and musicianship. Jazz Democracy: Discipline of the Sideman Develops the skills of how to work as a group and understand the leadership and the discipline of playing in ensembles. Students will explore combined soloing, when to play and when to stay out of the way of fellow players, how to work together to create a group sound while listening sensitively to others, and how to take part in the democracy of the bandstand. Rhythmic Fundamentals: Core Principles of Jazz Develops a fine-tuned understanding of rhythm in Jazz with a focus upon Swing and Pulse, highlighting the importance of ensemble cohesion and communicating ideas. Everyone will strive to achieve Ellington’s mantra – “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing.” Jazz Roots and Legends: Jazz Through its History Helps understand the foundations of The Blues as an American art form and introduces repertoire from the major periods of jazz; pre-swing, swing, bebop, cool, hard bop, contemporary, funk and fusion, and explores seminal figures like Armstrong, Ellington, Monk, Mingus, Ornette, Coltrane, Shorter and others. Through this practical approach, students will learn and workshop major pieces from the jazz canon and be encouraged to further release their creative potential through the music. Living Jazz: Masterclasses, workshops and performances Offers an exciting array of opportunities to work with international jazz artists in focussed Masterclasses and Specialist Workshops. Guest artists will not only supplement the core curriculum, but also perform alongside students in electrifying performances in a variety of venues. Sessions: 3 hours
6. OTHER ACTIVITIES Additional opportunities are also offered to pupils at HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme on an occasional basis. On some weeks, performances are given by visiting musicians who are experts in many different areas of the musical world; when appropriate these performances are linked to special workshops. Sometimes such projects culminate in largescale public performances like Matthew King’s Odyssean Variations with Cellist Natalie Clein at LSO St Luke’s and The Palace in the Sky and On London Fields at The Hackney Empire. In 2013, these include workshops and visits to concerts and/or rehearsals, working in partnership with the Wigmore Hall and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme plays a prominent part in the community, with students frequently performing in public venues. To date, the Saturday Programme has made more than 30 public appearances. These performances attract large audiences, giving students an enormous sense of achievement and pride. HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme is particularly proud of its impressive record of involvement in new music having taken part in a number of first performances/world première’s including: • May 2013: CYMH and JJJA concert at Wigmore Hall; • June 2012: ICS! students perform in The Brown Bomber by Julian Joseph at Sadler's Wells and The Southbank Centre; • March 2012: Shadowball by Julian Joseph at Hackney Empire; • June 2010: New commissions by Chris Ash and Ben Oliver, composers on HMDT’s Young Composers’ Scheme performed with Mobius Ensemble at Spitalfields Festival; • June 2008: Odyssean Variations by Matthew King, with Cellist Natalie Clein at LSO St Luke’s; • May 2005: Apollo by Phillip Cashian at the Royal Festival Hall and during HMDT’s 10th Anniversary Concert at the Hackney Empire; • November 2004: On London Fields by composer Matthew King and librettist Alasdair Middleton, a new community opera as part of HMDT’s OPERACTION HACKNEY: Learning Through the Arts programme with the Academy of St Martin’s in the Field at Hackney Empire; • April 2003: Roald Dahl’s Cinderella by Vladimir Tarnopolski with the London Schools’ Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican; • April 2002: A Summa Caelo by Paul Robinson with the London Schools’ Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican;
• November 2000: The Palace in the Sky, a joint community opera initiative between ENO Baylis and HMDT, written by Jonathan Dove and Nick Dear, and performed at the Hackney Empire with English National Opera and a variety of local community groups; • April 2000: World Upon World by Daryl Runswick with the BBC Symphony Orchestra at Maida Vale Studios which was subsequently broadcast on BBC Radio 3; • June 1999: Performance for the Prime Minister at Number 10, Downing Street to celebrate the launch of the National Foundation for Youth Music.
Other highlights include: • Workshops and performances with Mobius Ensemble • Workshops with the Wigmore Hall; • Workshops with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; • Performances at the Wigmore Hall; • Performances of work specially commissioned for the Saturday Programme.
7. TERM DATES AND VENUE Autumn Term 2013 Fee Deadline: 5pm, Saturday 7 September 2013 28 September - First Day of Term and Induction Day 5, 12, 19 October (No Programme on 26 October or 2 November) 9, 16, 23, 30 November, 7, 14 December Withdrawal Deadline 5pm, Saturday, 7 December 2013 Spring Term 2014 Fee Deadline: 5pm, Saturday, 14 December 2013 11, 18, 25 January, 1, 8 February (No Programme on 15 or 22 February) 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 March Withdrawal Deadline 5pm, Saturday, 22 March 2014 Summer Term 2014 Fee Deadline: 5pm, Saturday, 29 March 2014 26 April, 3, 10, 17 May (No Programme on 24 or 31 May) 7, 14, 21, 28 June, 5, 12 July Withdrawal Deadline 5pm, Saturday, 5 July 2014 VENUE The home of Saturday Programme is
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8. ADMISSIONS TO THE SATURDAY PROGRAMME a. ELIGIBILITY All students from the age of 12 months are eligible to join HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme. The following age groupings provide a general guideline, although the individual circumstances of each student (school year, prior musical knowledge, etc.) has an impact upon their eligibility for a particular programme: 12 months – 4 years Reception School Years 1 - 2 School Years 3 - 5 School Years 6 - 10 School Years 11+
The Music Box I Can Sing! Fledglings Foundation Course I Can Sing! Minis, CYMH Red, Piano Programme I Can Sing! Juniors, CYMH Yellow, Piano Programme I Can Sing! Seniors, CYMH Green, CYMH Blue, Piano Programme, JJJA JJJA
PLEASE NOTE: Groupings for age range, year groups and Key Stages are provided here as a guide ONLY. Students are grouped primarily based upon ability. Should you have any concerns or questions regarding the programme a student is in, please raise this with a member of staff. Students may attend regardless of where they live or attend school, however, priority will be given to Bursary students who live and/or attend school in the London Borough of Hackney. The only exception to this is for students attending the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy, which operates a wider Bursary programme.
b. ADMISSIONS PROCESS Application forms are available online at www.hmdt.org.uk YEAR ROUND. You must submit a completed application form online, to be considered for entry to the Saturday Programme. If you require a paper application, please contact us. Once you have applied you are automatically transferred onto a waiting list should there be no available place. You will not receive notification until we have a place available at which time you will be sent an Offer of Acceptance Form. You must complete, sign, date and return this within the acceptance period indicated on your offer (usually 7 - 14 days). Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the offer. Full details regarding the Acceptance materials will accompany your emailed acceptance. The Fledglings Foundation Course is the introductory course to the Saturday Programme – both for I Can Sing! and CYMH. Students enrolled in this programme are automatically transferred onto either CYMH Red 1 Course or I Can Sing! Minis, the following Academic Year. Dependent on the number in the programme, participants may not get their first choice. The remaining places in I Can Sing! Minis and CYMH Red Programme are selected in their own lottery draw at the beginning of July for the following Autumn (selection schedule subject to change). Students who are successful at this time will be notified in August via email. All other students are placed on the Saturday Programme CYMH waiting list and given places on the Programme by lottery twice each year in August and December. Students may also be offered places throughout the year, depending on availability.
Some programmes are by audition only – currently these are the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and the Blue Programme. Auditions are arranged at different times of the year for these Programmes and both existing students and, JJJA potential new students will be notified of audition arrangements. Please note that a place on the waiting list is NOT a guarantee of a place at the Saturday Programme. You must complete an Offer Acceptance Form and pay the fee for your first term to guarantee your place. c. TIMETABLES A typical programme ranges from 1-11/2 hours for a new student to as much as 4+ hours for more advanced students. Students must be available to attend at any time (between 9.00am and 2.15pm for CYMH and ICS! or between 12.00pm and 5.00pm for JJJA), however, most students do not attend for the whole day. The timetable is a complex one and individual requests for specific times unfortunately cannot be taken into account. In addition, students’ timetables may vary significantly from year to year. d. PROGRAMME TRANSFERS Following the Fledglings Foundation Course, students are asked to choose which programme they wish to follow - ICS! or CYMH. We encourage students and parents to consider CAREFULLY before making a choice. For those few students who in the course of their studies wish to transfer to a different programme, please be advised that places in both ICS! and CYMH are in high demand, and therefore it may not be possible to grant your request. Please contact the HMDT office to discuss your request in detail, and we will put you on the transfer waiting list. In the event a place becomes available, you will be charged a £25.00 Transfer Fee. PLEASE NOTE: Should a student who has transfered from one programme to another decide to TRANSFER BACK or TO another programme, there will be a Transfer Fee of £100.00.
9. FEES AND PAYMENTS Since 1995, the majority of funding for the Saturday Programme has been made possible through the fundraising efforts of HMDT Music, with a significant contribution from The London Borough of Hackney and The Learning Trust. In 2008, local authority cuts to funding began to impact upon the Saturday Programme. In 2012, The Learning Trust cut all funding to HMDT Music necessitating the Programme to be supported by HMDT Music alone.* Parents/Guardians are asked to contribute to the costs of the Saturday Programme by paying a termly Registration Fee. These fees are essential to ensure the long term stability of the Saturday Programme and represents excellent value for money in comparison to some of the charges made by other similar schemes. * For 2013 JJJA has received assistance from PHF.
FEES There is a mandatory, non-refundable fee for all students attending the Saturday Programme. The fee amounts vary according to the programme in which each student is enrolled. Discounts apply (approximately 20% off the standard fee only, not for lessons) for additional students attending from the same household. You will be required to pay the full fee for the highest price student fee you are required to pay, and then pay the sibling fee for all other students. The following chart details the current fee levels: FEE INFORMATION 2013 - 14 STANDARD FEES The Music Box Open Programme students: Saturday Programme siblings: Saturday Programme bursary:
£ 60.00 per term £ 50.00 per term £ 40.00 per term
I CAN SING! Fledglings Foundation Course: Sibling fee: I Can Sing! Minis: Sibling fee: I Can Sing! Juniors: Sibling fee: I Can Sing! Seniors: Sibling fee: Paired/Single Vocal/Instrumental Lessons: ICS! Group Recorder/Guitar Lessons:
£ 110.00 per term NO SIBLING FEE £ 165.00 per term £ 135.00 per term £ 165.00 per term £ 135.00 per term £ 165.00 per term £ 135.00 per term £ 70.00 per term £ 50.00 per term
CYMH Instrumental School Red, Yellow, Green students: Sibling fee: Blue students: Sibling fee: Blue Ensemble students: Sibling fee: Paired/Single Vocal/Instrumental Lessons:
£ £ £ £ £ £ £
Instrument Loan Fees Instrument Loan Bursary
JULIAN JOSEPH JAZZ ACADEMY All JJA Students Junior Academy Students
£ 210.00 per term £ 160.00 per term
165.00 135.00 235.00 210.00 165.00 135.00 70.00
per per per per per per per
term term term term term term term
5.00 per month (wear and tear ONLY) 2.50 per month (wear and tear ONLY)
FINANCIAL AID HMDT is committed to ensuring that no student is placed in a position in which they cannot attend the Saturday Programme because they cannot afford to do so. With this in mind, a Financial Aid Scheme including Bursaries, Subsidised Fees and Scholarships has been established to provide support for those students who genuinely cannot afford to pay their Registration Fees. Bursary Fees • Your child is eligible for a fee Bursary (£50.00 per term) if your household receives: Income support; Employment Support Allowance OR Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance. • Alternatively, if you receive Child Tax Credits and your household has an income of £18,000 or less, your child may be eligible for a subsidised fee. You MUST APPLY for a bursary or subsidised fee EACH ACADEMIC YEAR at the beginning of September. The Financial Aid deadline for the current academic year is: Saturday, 7 September 2013 PLEASE NOTE: If you are submitting Income Support, Job Seekers OR Employment Support Allowance AND receive Child Tax Credits, you will be REQUIRED to submit BOTH your DWP letters for each benefits programme. If you have any questions regarding the means testing requirements, please contact the HMDT Music office to discuss your query and we will be happy to assist you. Bursaries and Subsidised fees will not be awarded after the first two weeks of the Autumn Term, unless you are a new student joining after the Autumn Term commences.
If you think your child is eligible to receive a bursary or subsidised fees and you would like more information, please contact HMDT Music. (If for some reason you are not awarded a bursary, please note that you will be exempt from the £25 Late Payment Fee in the first term). Scholarships are awarded to students who don’t meet the criteria for a Bursary or Subsidised fees, but who may still face financial hardship of some kind. Please note that applicants will need to return a completed Scholarship Application Form along with your completed application form and will need to demonstrate financial need. Full or partial scholarships may be granted and are based upon the ability and potential of the student. Scholarship requests for existing students will be assessed by Saturday Programme staff and new students may be asked to audition. Please Note: All financial aid is subject to means testing, and we ask for your cooperation in providing us with the necessary evidence to evaluate your application. We understand that this can be a difficult process in some cases, but we will be sensitive to your needs and all the information will be kept confidential. All we ask in return is your patience and cooperation.
SUBSIDISED FEES (Eligible to apply if your household has an annual income of £18,000 or less): CYMH INSTRUMENTAL SCHOOL Red, Yellow and Green students: Sibling fee: Blue students: Sibling Fee:
£ £ £ £
Julian Joseph Jazz Academy
£ 110.00 per term
135.00 115.00 210.00 190.00
per per per per
term term term term
PLEASE NOTE: SUBSIDIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR I CAN SING! OR KEYBOARD / ADDITIONAL VOCAL/INSTRUMENTAL LESSONS. THERE IS NO SIBLING DISCOUNT FOR THE JJJA. SCHOLARSHIPS may be awarded to students who demonstrate particular talent/potential AND whose households face financial hardship, but do not meet the criteria for a bursary or subsidy. Requests will be assessed by staff as requested. Awards will vary, but generally fall into the following categories – Full, 25%, 50%, 75% Scholarship. Please contact HMDT Music for more information.
FEE DEADLINES - WHEN DO I NEED TO PAY BY? Fees AND instrument loans must be paid BEFORE 5pm on the indicated due dates. The deadlines for the current academic year are: •
Deadline for Autumn Term 2013 Saturday 7th September 2013 (term starts 28th September)
Deadline for Spring Term 2014 Saturday 14th December 2013 (term starts 11th Jan)
Deadline for Summer Term 2014 Saturday 29th March 2014 (term starts 26th April)
Fees paid AFTER the deadlines indicated above will incur a £25.00 Late Fee PER STUDENT. We regret having to charge additional Late Fees, but this charge represents only a fraction of the real costs involved in additional administration of late payments. PLEASE avoid Late Fees by paying your fees on time. If, after 2 weeks into the term, you have still not paid or contacted us to explain why, your child’s place on the Saturday Programme will be in jeopardy. PLEASE DON’T WAIT. Contact us if you are experiencing difficulties and we will be happy to work with you to find a solution. We want to help parents/carers who take responsibility for their payments and are having trouble paying on time, however chasing fees is incredibly time consuming and a burden on our limited resources. All fees are non-refundable. As stated in the terms and conditions of your Acceptance of Offer Form, you MUST provide HMDT Music with written notice of withdrawal from the programme by THE LAST WEEK OF THE PRECEDING TERM, otherwise you will be liable for the full term's fees for the forthcoming term. PLEASE NOTE: EACH student is required to submit a Returning Form during the first week of July during the Summer Term to indicate whether they will be returning OR NOT to the Saturday Programme the following Autumn Term. YOU MUST RETURN THIS FORM, otherwise it will be assumed that you will be returning in the Autumn Term and you will be LIABLE FOR THE FULL TERM'S FEES. INSTRUMENT FEES may be paid YEARLY or PER TERM as you indicate on the Payment Form. Bursary students should pay the YEARLY fee due when paying their Bursary Fees. HOW CAN I PAY FEES & INSTRUMENT LOANS? • Credit card or Paypal: This is the easiest way to pay for your fees! Visit www.hmdt.org.uk Click CYM Hackney or I Can Sing! then Click ‘Pay your CYMH fees online using Paypal’ then select your programme. There is a 3% processing fee per payment. We will not accept Paypal payments NOT sent through the payment forms. Please DO NOT send Paypal payments directly from your Paypal account. You DO NOT need a paypal account to pay with a credit card.
You may be asked to provide your child’s name with payment. • Cheques: Make out to ‘HMDT’ and send to HMDT Music, 2nd Floor, 22 Aldermans Hill, London, N13 4PN. Or you may deliver your cheque to the Saturday Programme during term time. Please write the name of the student and programme (Red, Yellow, Green, Juniors, etc.) on the back. • BACS/Internet Banks: We may invoice you for some goods or services. If so you may need to pay us via BACS using the BACS information on the invoice. We welcome fee payments via BACS or Internet Banking should you choose to do so. After making your BACS payment, please complete a BACS Payment Form (which you will find on our website) to notify us of your payment. PLEASE NOTE: When paying by cheque, please ensure that adequate funds are available. Returned cheques will incur a charge of £15.00 payable to HMDT, which includes fees to the bank and a small administrative charge. • Cash: Although we discourage payment by cash, we understand that many people prefer this form of payment. Cash can be paid to HMDT’s Music Manager or Assistant at the Saturday Programme when in session. • Late Payments: Can be given in cash or cheque to the HMDT Music Manager at the Saturday Programme when in session, or can be paid using the online payment form (where the late fee is automatically added). Please note we cannot accept childcare vouchers as a method of payment, also as mentioned above we will not accept direct Paypal payments sent from outside the Payment Forms. FAQs I have more than one child at the Saturday Programme. How much do I pay? Due to the need to increase fees this year, we have tried to help by including a ‘Sibling fees’ rate. It is simple to calculate what is due. Pay the full standard fee for the highest price student fee you are required to pay, and then pay the sibling fee for all other students. If you are on a bursary, then you pay £50 for each student. There are no additional discounts for Bursary students or students in The Music Box or I Can Sing! Fledglings. The fees are really expensive – how much do other Saturday music centres cost? HMDT’s Saturday Programme is one of the least expensive, best value Centres in London. Here are some comparisons: • Junior Guildhall is £2,470 per year. The bursary they offer is about £1,470 at best • Latymer Saturday Music Centre is £558 per year for individual lessons + £165 for ensemble • Average private lesson fees are from £30 - £45 for an hour. The Saturday Programme charges £15.
Why do we have to pay before the start of term? Many of the costs to run the Saturday Programme are incurred before the year begins, and we are contracted to pay our coaches and venue fees during the preceding Summer. We rely upon prompt payments to pay these costs, and we appreciate your cooperation. What happens if I miss the payment deadline, but still pay before term starts? If you miss the deadline but pay before the start of term, you will incur an additional £25 late fee PER STUDENT. What happens if I don’t pay until the term starts? If you pay after the term starts you will incur a £25 late fee PER STUDENT. If, after 2 weeks into the term you have still not paid or contacted us to explain why, your child’s place on the Saturday Programme will be in jeopardy. I have more than one child at the Centre. Why do I have to pay more than one late fee? Because it still costs HMDT to chase up 2 students, even if they are siblings. If you are struggling to pay on time, do call us before payment deadlines. We want to help parents/carers who take responsibility for their payments and are having trouble paying on time. Do I still have to pay the late fees if I have a bursary? Yes. The late fees apply to everyone. In exceptional circumstances a late fee will be waived if you contact us in advance to let us know you think you will have trouble paying on time. Please note – you will not incur a late fee while we are assessing your Subsidy or Bursary application.
10. INSTRUMENT POLICY a. INSTRUMENT LESSONS CHOOSING YOUR INSTRUMENT AT YELLOW 1: In the first term of Yellow 1 your child will attend taster sessions. This is to give the students an idea of what instrument they would like to choose. When it comes to choosing, students and parents must be aware that due to limited resources and capacity, not all students will receive their first choices. Students will therefore be asked to make at least 3 choices. You will not be permitted to choose an instrument you already learn elsewhere. KEYBOARD / INSTRUMENTAL / VOCAL LESSONS: Instrumental lessons can happen in groups of up to six (6) students. As students progress through the stages, they start to have lessons in smaller groups (dependent upon the makeup of the total student population). ADDITIONAL LESSONS: Additional vocal or instrumental lessons are sometimes available and offered to students who are part of the Saturday programme. These lessons are subject to availability. If you have an additional lesson the following additional fees shall be payable: £70.00 per term for a joint lesson (30 minutes) £70.00 per term for an individual lesson (20 minutes) £50.00 per term for ICS! group Recorder/Guitar Lessons (30 minutes) Please Note: The length of the lessons may vary based upon the needs and requirements of the timetable. These are guidelines only as to the minimum you should expect. LESSON TIMETABLING All students must be aware that timetables can alter from term to term and that their lessons might coincide with ensemble sessions. Where possible, timetables will be changed so that no student will miss more than one term of a given ensemble. Please note that all timetable arrangements are subject to combining the timetables of ALL students as best as possible, and that we may not be able to accommodate all requests. HMDT Music understands that the biggest barrier to instrumental music making is the high cost of instruments. For this reason the Saturday Programme offers all students an INSTRUMENTAL LOAN and ASSISTED PURCHASE SCHEME, so that students will not be prevented from particpating in music making: b. ASSISTED PURCHASE SCHEME (APS) You may decide for many reasons to purchase an instrument for your child. Should you prefer to spread your payments over time, you may take advantage of our Assisted Purchase Scheme. HMDT Music will help you to select the right instrument for your child providing advice on size and quality, and we will arrange for the purchase of the instrument and deliver it to you at the Saturday Programme.
• Cost: APS allows you to make manageable monthly payments toward ownership of your child’s instrument. Payment options are flexible for your financial situation; you can choose between 5 or 10 easy payments. • Repair Plan: As part of your purchase, you may choose to join the Instrument Loan Scheme’s cover for wear and tear at the same rate as other students. • Expert Service: For busy parents who don’t have time to go to the music store, the APS is a convenient solution. HMDT Music will find you an appropriate instrument, set up a payment plan, and make delivery arrangements. • Flexible Scale: You may choose from: First Tier – Purchase your instrument outright Second Tier – Purchase with 5 equal monthly payments Third Tier – Purchase with 10 equal monthly payments A typical example for a ½ size violin with case purchase: First Tier Second Tier (5 months) Third Tier (10 months) £190.00 £43.00 per month £24.00 per month The Assisted Purchase Scheme makes it easy for you to give your child a musical instrument that he or she will love to play without having to wait. Joining the Instrument Loan Scheme’s maintenance plan also covers you for normal wear and tear during the life of the instrument. c. INSTRUMENT LOANS AND CARE Students receiving tuition at the Saturday Programme are offered the opportunity to participate in the Instrument Loan Scheme. These instruments have a potentially long lifespan, provided that they are properly cared for. All musical instruments are fragile and require great care, both when being handled, and when not in use. They should always be treated with respect, and please remember they are expensive. You may find the following points useful in order to optimise the potential benefits of this facility offered by the Saturday Programme. INSTRUMENT CARE 1 You will be responsible for the safe-keeping of the instrument, and will be required to sign an “Instrumental Loan Form”, provided by HMDT Music, and pay a loan fee. 1 Always ensure that the instrument is packed away in its case when not in use. 1 Do NOT allow anyone else (brothers, sisters, etc.) to play with the instrument. 1 Do NOT expose the instrument to any extremes of temperature (e.g. storing it near to a radiator etc.). 1 If anything appears to be wrong with the instrument, do NOT attempt to repair it – bring it back to the Instrumental Coach concerned. 1 Parents/Carers will be asked to pay for any necessary repairs caused by mistreatment or lack of care of instruments. 1 Insurance – given the high cost of musical instruments, you must ensure that the instrument on loan to you is adequately covered by insurance. It is possible that a standard home insurance policy may give you cover (although, depending on the detail of your policy, this may not give cover outside your home) in particular not in the car if left there.There are several companies that specialise in insurance for musical instruments (e.g.
Allianz Cornhill Musical Insurance (formerly British Reserve Insurance), from whom comprehensive cover can be obtained at a very reasonable cost. If you require advice about insurance, please contact the HMDT Music Manager.
d. INSTRUMENT LOAN AGREEMENT If you are borrowing an instrument from the Saturday Programme, you will be asked to sign an Instrument Loan Agreement. This is an important agreement between you and HMDT Music outlining your responsibilities while you are using one of our instruments. It is important to remember that if you damage or destroy an instrument, you may be denying use of the instrument to a future student. Please take this responsibility seriously and explain it to the student so they understand the importance of taking care of the instrument properly. The terms of the agreement are as follows: 1. Parents/carers whose children are loaned instruments will be liable for any damages to the instrument. This does not include routine maintenance. Please be aware that this instrument is valuable. Therefore, we must ask you to look after the instrument and store it in a dry place away from extreme temperatures, such as next to a radiator or cold draughts. We would also strongly recommend that you make sure the instrument is covered by your household insurance policy. 2. Repairs will be charged at professional rates by one of our approved repair vendors. 3. It is at the discretion of HMDT Music as to whether an instrument is deemed damaged or in need of maintenance. Our assessments will always be honest and fair. 4. It is understood and agreed that the instrument herein described is the sole property of HMDT Music, and must be returned if so requested. The Terms and Conditions you will be asked to sign up to are: 1 Report all instances of loss, damage or maintenance required to HMDT immediately, before any action is taken to repair the instrument; 1 Pay for damage caused by carelessness, accident or neglect; 1 Reimburse HMDT Music the full cost of replacement of the instrument should it be lost or stolen; 1 Return the instrument if instructed to do so, before the end of term; 1 Return the instrument on the last day of term if not returning the following term. If you fail to return the instrument as requested, you agree to be liable to pay a charge of ÂŁ20 per week for EACH instrument overdue; 1 Ensure the instrument is correctly cleaned, cared for and stored; 1 Pay the non-refundable ÂŁ35.00 instrument loan fee each year, for the use of the instrument and to cover general maintenance costs; 1 Take the instrument for regular service. PLEASE NOTE: HMDT Music will ONLY cover the costs of normal maintenance NOT REPAIRS. Any repairs required during the process of normal maintenance will remain your responsibility. 1 DO NOT repair an instrument without the pre-approval of HMDT Music. If you fail to notify HMDT Music of repairs and/or do not gain pre-approval for repairs, such repairs will be at your own expense. 1 The condition of the instrument will be reassessed EACH academic year for the duration of the loan.
e. INSTRUMENT FAQs: What do I do if my child’s instrument is broken? 1 The instrument must first be seen by the student’s Instrumental Coach, or, if during the holidays, please phone the HMDT office. 1 They will decide WHAT the damage to the instrument is. (i.e. cause of the damage.) 1 They will either fix the instrument, or tell you to take it to a repair shop (see attached sheet). What do I do if HMDT instructs me to take the instrument to a repair shop? BEFORE any work is carried out on the instrument we need to know the cost of the repairs. Please phone HMDT as soon as possible, with the quotation for repairs, at which time you will be informed how to proceed. Examples of ‘wear and tear’ are; sticky pads, new strings, sticky valves. Examples of damage are; broken strings, bridges, bent keys. If the instrument is not working due to everyday use am I liable to pay for repairs? No. HMDT accepts responsibility for the upkeep of instruments damaged by everyday wear and tear. If the instrument has been dropped or damaged in error by my child am I liable to pay for repairs? Yes. If the instrument is damaged due to lack of care, accident or neglect you are responsible for the repair costs. How do I know where to take the instrument to be fixed? Please turn over this sheet where there is a list of instrument repair shops which should be used for instruments. What do I do after the instrument has been repaired? Please bring the instrument back to be checked by the Instrumental Coach. What do I do with the instrument if my child no longer wishes to attend CYMH? The instrument MUST be returned by hand and the Returning Instrument Loan Form signed. During the term, the instrument must be checked by the Instrumental Tutor and returned to the Saturday Programme OR to the HMDT office during the school holidays. Failure to do so means you are responsible for depriving a place to another child on the waiting list and the cost of the replacement of the instrument. What if my child’s instrument is lost or stolen? You will be responsible for reimbursing HMDT the full cost of replacing the instrument and/or parts.
f. INSTRUMENT REPAIR CENTRES WOODWIND Topwind – flute and clarinet 2 Lower Marsh London SE1 7RJ 020 7928 8181/020 7401 8787 Howarth – flute, clarinet and bassoon 31-35 Chiltern Street London W1U 7PN 020 7935 2407 BRASS Gale Lawson 48 Gallants Farm Road East Barnet Herts EN4 8ES 020 8368 4296 STRINGS Bridgewood and Neizert 146 Stoke Newington Church Street London N16 0JU 020 7249 9398
GUITAR DJM Music Unit 2, Archers Park Branbridges Road East Peckham Kent TN12 5HP 0845 458 4582 ALL INSTRUMENTS Foote’s 10 Golden Square London W1F 9JA 020 74437 1811 Heritage Music The Old Chapel Banbury Road Northants NN13 6BA 01280 707140 Please note: The approved list of vendors is subject to change. Please check with HMDT Music before taking your instrument for repairs!
11. PRACTICE It is essential that students practice between each session. This does not just include the work that their instrumental teachers set, but the pieces that they are learning in their ensembles and choirs as well as occasionally work for their General Musicianship lessons. Without practice, students will be unable to progress on their instrument. Students will inevitably not practice without parental input / supervision and, by enrolling your child in the programme, you are undertaking to take an active role in your child’s musical education. Practice should be regarded, as being equally important as attendance. Staff and coaches will regularly review each student’s practice habits. If it is felt that students are continually not practicing for sustained periods, the parents or carers will be notified and if there is no improvement in practice levels, the student may be asked to leave the Centre. This is for the benefit of ALL students. As students learn in groups, if one student isn’t practicing, the level of the group can become too disparate, which may result in poor progress for fellow students. HMDT Music highly recommends that parents sign up to participate in the Parents Programme, which provides parents with many of the tools required to assist with a good practice regime. In order to help your child(ren), it may be helpful to consider the following points: 1 Space – a quiet space where your child can practice without being disturbed should be identified; 1 Time – it is often a good idea to fix a regular time for practice so that it becomes part of your child's routine. Ideally, all students should practice every day; 1 Amount – the amount of practice will vary according to age, stage of learning and the instrument being studied, with 15 minutes being the recommended daily starting amount. If in doubt, please discuss this with your child’s instrumental tutor(s); 1 Aims – your child should have clear instructions from their instrumental coach(es) as to what should be practiced and how. If this does not appear to be the case, please discuss it with the tutor concerned. The notebook provided is an important aid to this and will record weekly progress. 1 Support – although students should be encouraged to learn to practise on their own, parents/carers can contribute a great deal by assisting with their child’s practice and monitoring their progress. This is particularly essential for the first few years of learning. If possible, try to arrange an occasional “informal performance” at home;
1 Record-keeping helps (as a reminder) to keep a record of your child’s practice. As well as your child’s notebook and tutors’ weekly instructions, HMDT can provide you with a practice chart to be completed daily, which is a good aid for monitoring practice. If you have any queries about practice, or wish to discuss it further, please contact the Music Manager or talk to your child’s Instrumental Tutor(s) on Saturdays.
a. MATERIALS In order to aid with student practice, students should make sure that they have a pencil, notebook and folder for music at every session. Folders and notebooks, as well as Saturday Programme shoulder bags, may be purchased from HMDT Music staff. From Autumn Term 2013, notebooks and folders will be included as part of student fees.
12. HEALTH AND SAFETY In order to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone at the Saturday Programmes, the following points should be noted: 1 Parents/carers of Red Programme, Fledglings Foundation Course and Minis students are expected to be present during break times to supervise their children; 1 Anyone under sixteen using the Saturday Programme facilities whilst waiting for students MUST be accompanied by an adult; 1 Parents/carers using the Saturday Programme facilities whist waiting for pupils MUST take responsibility for supervising any other children in their care (including studentsâ€™ siblings who have different timetables) and NOT allow them to wander around the building or behave in a disruptive or inappropriate manner; 1 All those waiting for students at the Saturday Programme should remain in the Refectory or in the playground; 1 HMDT operates a Child Protection Policy in connection with all of its activities, and a specific policy for the Saturday Programme. A copy of this policy is available from the HMDT Music website; 1 Although, at present, there are no special access arrangements for the disabled, it is hoped that no-one wishing to attend the Centre will be prevented from doing so for this reason. Please contact HMDT Music (020 8882 8825) to discuss your particular needs. On-site first aiders are: Rebecca Redfern Alexander French
13. CODE OF CONDUCT 1 Look after property 1 Be kind and helpful 1 Listen 1 Show respect 1 Donâ€™t discriminate 1 Be honest 1 SIGNING IN AND OUT 1 For health and safety reasons, everyone attending the Saturday Programme must sign in and out at the desk near the main entrance. All Parents/Guardians are responsible to ensure the safe collection and/or transportation of their students to and from the Saturday Programme venue.
UNAUTHORISED ACCESS 1 No one may enter any teaching rooms without permission and without a coach, tutor or member of staff present. This includes all students, parents, carers, siblings and other visitors. 1 All outside facilities should be used in an appropriate and safe manner. Students will not be permitted outside except during break times. 1 No one will be allowed on the school grounds unless they are a registered participant of the Saturday Programme or a sibling accompanied by an adult.
PREMISES PROPERTY 1 No one should touch or move any items in any classrooms unless expressly asked to do so by a member of the tutorial staff. Do not turn computers on. 1 Please treat the property and belongings of Haggerston School with respect at all times and leave all rooms as you find them.
BREAK TIME 1 During break times students are not permitted to wander throughout the school and must wait in the refectory until the start of their next activity. 1 All food and drink must be consumed either in the refectory or outside and may not be taken into any of the classrooms or upstairs. Please do not drop litter except in waste bins; if you spill something please wipe it up, or ask a member of staff for assistance.
1 Parents/carers of CYMH Red Programme, Fledglings Foundation Course and ICS! Minis students are expected to be present during the Saturday Programme to supervise their children. Occasionally parents and carers wish to leave their children in the care of another adult. In this instance you must ensure that HMDT’s Music Manager is made aware of who the adult responsible for your child(ren) is. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS.
OTHER CHILDREN/SIBLINGS 1 Parents/carers using the Saturday Programme’s facilities whilst waiting for students MUST take responsibility for supervising any other children in their care (including students’ siblings who have different timetables) and NOT allow them to wander around the building or behave in a disruptive or inappropriate manner.
INSTRUMENTS 1 Look after your instrument. Never leave it unattended, never run with it and always carry it in its case. Instruments will be taken away from students who do not look after them.
ATTENDANCE 1 Regular attendance is critical to a musical education. It is not only important to the individual student to maintain consistent learning, but it is also important to understand that in an ensemble situation, each student contributes to the group as a whole, and missing a lesson lets the group down. At the Saturday Programme we try to instil a healthy level of responsibility in each student, so regular attendance is crucial. Students are expected to commit themselves to attending the Saturday Programme every week during term time throughout the year, and to follow up their work with additional home practice. Student attendance and punctuality is monitored and recorded. Students who miss three weeks of lessons during a term will be at risk of losing their place at the Saturday Programme. There are no make-up lessons available.
IMPORTANT NOTE TO PARENTS: Haggerston School is within its rights to ban parents from entering the school grounds, which for some students may jeopardise their ability to attend. Please uphold the code of conduct and remember that the Saturday Programme is lucky to be able to use this venue.
THE THREE STRIKES POLICY In response to any student disregarding the Code of Conduct or any behavioural difficulty, we have put in place this Behaviour Support Plan in order to minimise the risk to the student and others at the Saturday Programme. Strike One Should any student break the Code of Conduct or commit minor offences (e.g. dropping litter) the following action will take place: 1)
Student is spoken to by a member of staff and misbehaviour discussed.
Strike Two Should the Code of Conduct be consistently broken, or if the nature of the incident puts others at risk (any form of violence or damaging of property), the following procedure will take place: 2) 3) 4)
Phone call home to parent/carer to discuss misbehaviour/incident; AND, Student Behaviour Report written and sent home to parent/carer; AND/OR, Parent/carer asked to attend a meeting with the Music Manager
Strike Three Continual disregard of the Code of Conduct will result in: 5)
Dismissal from the Saturday Programme.
14. STAFF HMDT MUSIC STAFF Adam Eisenberg Tertia Sefton-Green Rebecca Redfern
General Director Creative Director Music Manager
SATURDAY PROGRAMME ASSISTANTS Helen Kelly James Andrewes
Projects Assistant Saturday Programme Assistant
THE TUTORIAL STAFF AND COACHES
Chris Brierley Alexander French Hannah Gomersall Jacquelyn Hynes Nicky Jenkins Emily Kirby Ashmore Caroline Lawrance Kate Leigh Martyn Lewington Pete Mitchell Phillip Mitchell Dan Nash Masumi Sato Dafydd Williams Rebecca Redfern
Violin Piano, Parents Choir Piano, Accompanist, General Musicianship, Ensembles Flute, Piano Clarinet Vocal, Piano, General Musicianship, Ensembles Bassoons, Recorders Cello, General Musicianship, Ensembles Brass Conductor, General Musicianship, ABRSM Grade 5 Theory Piano, General Musicianship, Parents Programme Guitars, Ensembles Piano, Accompanist Vocal, Recorders, General Musicianship, Ensembles Vocal, Harp
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David Keefe Ann Marie Fields Pete Mitchell Masumi Sato Tertia Sefton-Green
Music Director (Juniors and Seniors) Choreographer (Juniors and Seniors) Music Director (Fledglings, Minis) Accompanist Creative Director (Minis, Juniors, Seniors)
Trevor Watkis Toni Kofi Byron Wallen
Associate Music Director Head Coach Coach
Junior Programme Coach
WHO’S WHO AT THE SATURDAY PROGRAMME Chris Brierley CYMH (Violin) Chris Brierley is a violinist, teacher and composer. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and was a founder member of the award-winning Kreisler String Orchestra, which recorded on the Factory Classical label and included Youssou N'Dour, Brian Eno, John Cale and Michael Nyman among many collaborators. He writes music for TV, Film and Advertising. Recent credits include the Spanner Films productions ‘McLibel’ and ’The Age of Stupid’ starring Pete Postlethwaite, first prize winner at the La Rochelle Film Festival. He has a new commission from the Heidi Latsky Dance Company of New York due for a first performance in 2013. Since 2005 Chris has worked with Heart'n'Soul, a creative collective run by artists with learning disabilities. He coached and performed with the 'Radical Racoons', a band made up of young Heart'n'Soul artists, at the Beautiful Octopus Club in the Royal Festival Hall in September 2012 as part of the celebrations at the end of the Paralympic games. Chris was recently appointed as a visiting music tutor at Core Arts in Homerton, the renowned charity that exists to enrich the lives of socially excluded people with severe mental health issues. He performs, records and writes with the Band of Holy Joy and the Vast Earth Orchestra.
Alexander French CYMH (Piano, Parents Programme) JJJA (Junior Coach) Alex received first class honours after studying music at the University of Hull. During this time he was president and music director of the University Big Band, conducted the jazz choir and was music director for a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Ruddigore.’ He specialised in classical and jazz music history, conducting, arranging, performance, and wrote his dissertation on the symbiotic relationship between jazz and classical music. In this time he also founded the eight piece functions band ‘The Jazz Stallions.’ At the end of his studies he was awarded the University of Hull, Faculty of Arts Special Prize in Music. Since university, Alex has worked as a Barbican ambassador, and volunteered with Spitalfields Music (where he is currently involved with their core music leader training). Alex joined HMDT Music in October 2011 as the Projects Assistant Intern. He has been the Saturday Programme Assistant, and now is a Saturday Programme tutor and Music Director of The Hoxton Singers.
Hannah Gomersall CYMH (Piano, Accompanist, General Musicianship, Ensembles) Hannah conducts the Blue Orchestra and Green Strings as well as accompanying and piano teaching at CYM. She studied Music at Oxford University where she was a music scholar at St. Hilda's College. She conducted two amateur orchestras whilst at Oxford as well as being a member of the Brandukov Piano Trio. She is a first study pianist and enjoyed spending her Saturdays as a youngster at Junior Trinity Music College where she was awarded the Gladys Puttick Memorial Prize for piano on leaving. From 2010-11 Hannah worked at Wellington College in Berkshire, teaching GCSE and A-level music, accompanying and directing musical productions. As well as teaching music Hannah is currently completing post-graduate studies in Law.
Jacquelyn Hynes CYMH (Flute, Piano) Jacquelyn is currently Classical Flute and Folk tutor at Morley College, where she also directs the Morley flute choir and runs summer schools in flute ensemble and traditional folk music. She has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Barbican Centre, at the House of Lords and at countless gigs and festivals in the UK and across the globe. She has supported leading Irish musicians Michael McGoldrick, LUNASA and Martin Hayes and performed with Donal Lunny. She has composed music for theatre including Kaos Thetre, Snap Theatre and the Arcola Theatre and was commissioned by Tyneside Irish Festival to compose the music for Father Cass’ Bodhran. Jacquelyn also leads Irish/Arabic crossover band “Avalonia” with Asian singing sensation Najma Akhtar and Egyptian Master Percussionist Hossam Ramzy. Jacquelyn was one of only two recipients of the Katherine McGillivray Fund Awards in 2008/9 which allowed her to take up a place at the Irish world Academy of Music and Dance in Limerick where she completed a Masters in Advanced Irish Traditional Music Performance. Nicky Jenkins CYMH (Clarinet) Nicky Jenkins was born and brought up in South East London and took up the clarinet at the age of 11. After leaving school she studied music at Liverpool University, followed by postgraduate study at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. During these years in the North, she worked extensively in a variety of musical fields both teaching and performing. She returned to London in 1999 and since then, alongside teaching English as an additional language, has developed her musical work with a busy schedule as a performer and a teacher.
Julian Joseph JJJA (Artistic Director) Hailed as one of the finest pianists to emerge this side of the Atlantic, for over two decades Julian Joseph has been a towering figure in contemporary jazz. A prodigious composer and arranger, an admired and respected bandleader, an inspirational collaborator and educator, and a highly knowledgeable and engaging broadcaster he is, essentially, a true champion of the music. As well as four albums and a mass of original material for small band, Julian has written a number of large-scale works for big band and symphony orchestra, including The Great Sage for big band and strings premiered at the 2002 London Jazz Festival, Mountain of Hope, The Reverend: Back Home to Glory, A Ballade of Love, Guardian Angel, and an arrangement of Gershwin's 'Rhapsody in Blue' for big band, premiered at the 2003 City of London Festival. Two movements of a 5-movement suite for orchestra, Symphonic Story: The Great Exception, have been performed by the Halle and BBC Concert orchestras. In 2007 Julian toured his first jazz opera, Bridgetower: A Fable of 1807. His collaborations with HMDT include his opera for children, Shadowball (2010) and new dance suite, The Brown Bomber, as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
David Keefe ICS! (Music Director – Juniors & Seniors) David studied piano accompaniment at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and musical direction at the Royal Academy of Music. He has most recently been musical director of TIN, a ‘play with opera’ collaboration between Miracle Theatre and English Touring Opera (ETO) involving actors, singers and community choirs in Cornwall and Devon. Other credits include education projects (In the Belly of the Horse for ETO, The Toy Box for HMDT), productions involving communities (Street Scene, The Human Comedy for Young Vic/Opera Group, Antigone at Southwark Playhouse) and musicals (Follies at Pleasance, Islington and Thrill Me at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London). He regularly coaches singers and pianists in musical theatre repertoire at Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and has musically directed shows at Mountview Academy and Performers College. In demand as a pianist for auditions and cabarets he is also part of a classical oboe and piano duo.
Emily Kirby Ashmore CYMH (Vocal, Piano, General Musicianship, Ensembles) Emily studied Music at the University of King’s College London and Singing at The Royal Academy of Music with Jane Highfield and Joy Mammon. Her first foray into conducting was with the awardwinning Milton Keynes Youth Choir and Chorale in 2007 as their Assistant Conductor and Accompanist, before taking over as the Conductor in 2010. She has since worked with Rock Chorus and The Hoxton Singers, as well as working with Bel Canto Chorus as their Deputy Conductor. In April 2012, Emily became Director of Music of the Girls' Choir at Dunstable Priory. As a singing teacher, she has worked primarily at the Leanne Hughes Theatre School and teaching privately in North London, with a number of students performing in the West End and on Broadway in shows such as Billy Elliot, Oliver, Wicked and The Wizard of Oz.
Toni Kofi JJJA (Head Coach) After studying at Berklee, in the 1990s, Tony worked with The Jazz Warriors and Nu Troop as well as appearing in the front line of innumerable high profile musicians and groups and composed original music for his 10 piece group the Afro Jazz Family. The Tony Kofi Quartet is dedicated to bringing the music and genius of jazz legend Thelonious Monk to new audiences and its 2004 Album features a selection of Monk’s work. Other work in this period includes the Anglo-American Big Band and the Rivbea Orchestra and forming The Tony Kofi Trio + 1. Instrumentalist winner of the BBC Jazz Awards and Ensemble winner of the Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Tony is the first UK artist to work with the World Saxophone Quartet and also works with Jamaaladeen Tacuma’s Coltrane Configurations Quartet, EKAYA with Abduallah Ibrahim in South Africa and the Trio Standard Time. He is committed to education work, both teaching and leading workshops on a regular basis.
Caroline Lawrance CYMH (Bassoons, Recorders) Caroline has been learning the Bassoon since the age of 10. Initially she wanted to learn the flute but was told there were too many in the orchestra so Bassoon it was! Despite an apprehensive start she is now very grateful to have learnt a more exotic instrument as it's enabled her to play with many different orchestra's both in the UK and abroad. Caroline has orchestral experience with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, New London Sinfonia and has performed at the Seychelles International Festival of Music. She currently holds the principal bassoon position with the London International Orchestra and frequently plays with the Kensington Chamber Orchestra. Caroline has been the Bassoon teacher at Saturday CYM for the past three years and thoroughly enjoys motivating new students to learn this unusual instrument.
Kate Leigh CYMH (Cello, General Musicianship, Ensembles) Kate began studying the cello at the age of seven, and at the age of ten received a scholarship to study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama Junior Department, where she was awarded the String Prize in her final year. She went on to study at the Royal Academy of Music under Paul Watkins and Josephine Knight, and graduated in 2004 with a first class honours degree. Kate is an experienced soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and has given recitals and workshops around England and across the world. Kate also loves jazz and pop music, and has her own Jazz trio. She has performed on the Parkinson show, Top of the Pops, CDUK and the X Factor, and has toured with Sir Elton John. She also works as a session musician and has performed on film soundtracks and commercial recordings. Kate is an experienced teacher with a long waiting list for private students. She was cello coach for the Bedfordshire Youth Training Orchestra for several years, and currently teaches cello and musicianship for the Milton Keynes Music Service as well as her work at CYMH.
Ann Marie Lennon ICS! (Choreographer) Ann Marie started her training at a young age studying at various schools, including Anna Scher Theatre School, Lewisham College, W.A.C. and Laban Centre. Before embarking on her own distinguished career, she had already worked with choreographers such as Alexandra Reynolds (The Cholmondeleys) and Henri Oguike (Henri Oguike Dance Company). On a professional basis, she has appeared on London’s West End, Edinburgh Festival, toured extensively throughout the UK & Europe as well as work on numerous pop videos and TV appearances for a variety of UK performing artists. She is co-founder of DNA Dance, which runs classes and workshops for schools, young people at risk or who are unable to afford formal theatre training throughout the greater London area. For the past 5 years AnnMarie has focused on using dance as a form of therapy for people with both physical and developmental disabilities in the UK and the USA. In 2012 Annie choreographed the Shadowball Dance Suite for HMDT, which was performed at the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadlers Wells by I Can Sing! students.
Martyn Lewington CYMH (Brass) Martyn Lewington’s musical career began, possibly, too early in life since his mother’s assistance was required initially to enable him to support the trumpet. Once able to hold it unaided, he went on to gain a place at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 1987. His subsequent career has been diverse – performing at venues ranging from the Sydney Opera House to the back of a lorry and playing before the Queen and behind a donkey! Martyn has worked at CYM Hackney since 1999.
Pete Mitchell CYMH (Conductor, General Musicianship, Theory) ICS! (Music Director Fledglings, Minis) Peter is a music director, accompanist and workshop leader. Peter is the Associate Music Director of the Armonico Consort and Music Director for the Lewisham Hospital Choir (The Choir Series), The QC Singers and the Adam Street Singers. He is a vocal tutor for Hackney Music Development Trust and for Junior Royal Academy (dep) and the choral director for the Suzuki (LSG) International Summer School. Peter is an accompanist for BBC2’s The Choir series with Gareth Malone and appears for BBC1’s The One Show as a featured pianist. Peter works with numerous education partners including: The Royal Opera House, Ex Cathedra, English Pocket Opera, Dulwich College, and Arts Insight. As a creative partner with several SEN schools he has created a succession of new, original musicals for schools. Peter is also a music arranger and transcriber for numerous companies and works as a session musician with various independent labels. Peter’s arrangement of Bill Wither’s ‘Lovely Day’ became a YouTube sensation when used during a Flashmob Wedding Proposal leading to live broadcasts on BBC Radio Five Live and global media exposure (YouTube: 19:57 to Euston). Recent credits include 42nd Street (UK Tour) as Cover MD/Keys 2; Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (Bath Theatre Royal); The Sound of a Voice (Philip Glass UK premiere, repetiteur); Monteverdi's Flying Circus (Assistant MD, UK Tour); Oklahoma! (Keyboards, European Tour); Cinderella (MD, Qdos Pantomime)
Dan Nash CYMH (Guitars, Ensembles) Dan started playing Jazz around the age of 16 and was a member of The Suffolk Youth Jazz Orchestra. He started teaching and playing in various bands in and around Ipswich until he began his studies at Middlesex University on a BMUS Jazz course. During this time he gained extensive performance experience with Stuart Hall’s Guitar ensembles, Latin Bands and as a member of Niki Illes’ Big Band. Dan has tutored a wide range of ages and capabilities in both London and Suffolk. His most recent projects include The Dan Nash Trio, a three piece Jazz standards band.
Masumi Sato CYMH (Piano, Accompanist) ICS! (Accompanist) Born in Japan Masumi grew up in a musical family. She started piano lessons at the age of 3 with her pianist mother. She continued her music studies in a music specialist school in Tokyo. At the age of 12, Masumi recognised her talent in performance and won first prize to give her public debut solo recital in Ishibashi Memorial Hall in Tokyo. She was the youngest candidate to win the prize. She studied piano performance with Saburo Aoyama who was a concert pianist in Japan and France and also a student of Alicia de Laroccha. After 6 years of study in Tokyo, Masumi decided to study music in the UK at age 18. She was offered a place in various music colleges in London, but she decided to study at Goldsmiths College. During her time there she studied advanced performance with Alexander Ivashkin and Andrew Zolinsky as well as advanced studio composition. She graduated from the university then she started an MA in Musical Theatre. She has worked in various ensembles, choruses and theatre groups in Tokyo and London as well as some TV work with the Discovery Channel, and has established her own theatre company. Masumi performs regularly as a classical pianist in London. Her hidden talent is that she is a 2nd dan Black belt in Karate and competed in the world Karate championship in 2005 coming 7th!
Tertia Sefton-Green The Music Box, ICS! (HMDT Creative Director) Following an English Degree from Selwyn College, Cambridge Tertia studied singing at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal Northern College of Music and went on to work with amongst others, Glyndebourne Opera and Opera North. In 1997 she received a Winston Churchill Fellowship to research Opera Education in the United States, and on her return wrote education materials for the major opera houses and worked on the Rose Bruford Opera Degree Course. Tertia was Executive Producer for the Covent Garden Festival's Creation Day 2000, and the following year, set up and ran the prolific Education Department at the Handel House Museum. Specialising in using the arts to develop cross-curricular learning, Tertiaâ€™s work as Creative Director for HMDT includes was Artistic Director and librettist for Hear Our Voice, about the Holocaust, which toured to NĂźrnberg and Prague in 2006 and developing and managing large-scale projects The Brown Bomber, Shadowball, I Can Sing! The Hackney Chronicles, The World Was All Before Them, Confucius Says (RPS Award for Education 2008) and Operaction Hackney: On London Fields (RPS Award for Education 2004). She has led The Music Box under 5s programme since 2007.
Dafydd Williams CYMH (Vocal, Recorders, General Musicianship, Ensembles) Dafydd grew up in Hackney, and was one of CYM Hackney’s first generation of young musicians in the early 90’s. Having managed to achieve a first-class music degree from York University, and subsequently both a Master’s degree in jazz sax and a teaching Licenciate from the Royal Academy of Music, he now spends a brilliant amount of his time teaching sax, clarinet, flute, singing, piano and recorder to the young and old (and in-between) of North and East London. As a performer, Dafydd has appeared over the last few years at Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, the 606 and various other now non-smoky jazz venues around London.
Rebecca Redfern CYMH (Vocal, Harp – HMDT Music Manager) Rebecca holds a BMus (hons) from Cardiff University from where she graduated in 2006 after winning the Sir Geraint Evans prize for singing. She also holds a PGDip in Arts Management and an MA in Cultural Policy and Management from City University, London. Prior to joining HMDT Music, Rebecca was the Community and Education Officer for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra where she ran the very active primary schools programme, SEN programme and the Advanced Musicianship strand which included the RPO resound Summer School. She has also worked as Teaching Assistant, Project Leader and Creative Composition Coach at Christ Church Primary School. Rebecca grew up in the youth orchestra set up, being a member of the local Bristol Schools Philharmonic Orchestra on the oboe and as a member of IAPS and NSSO Symphony Orchestras as first Harp. Whilst at school, she toured Europe with Clifton College Chamber Choir and The Madrigal Group as well as doing a season with the Opera Project as one of their 'spirits' in the Magic Flute. Rebecca continues to work as a musician, accompanying chamber choirs such as English Chamber Choir, and as a private singing and harp tutor. Rebecca has been teaching since 2002 and despite working full-time has always found the time to have a busy and fulfilling teaching practice.
Byron Wallen JJJA (Coach) Byron Wallen is “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” (Jazzwise Magazine). Widely recognised as a seminal figure in world jazz, he is constantly travelling the world recording, teaching and performing. Early work includes performing with Loose Ends as well as rap outfits The Roots, Digable Planets and Us3 before a world tour in 1998 with Incognito, performances with Hugh Masakela and a tour and album with Red Snapper called Making Bones. Alongside recordings with Courtney Pine, Jean Toussaint, Talvin Singh and William Orbit, Byron was part of the BBCs Windrush Gala Concert with Mica Paris and Grace Jones. As a composer Byron’s output includes the acclaimed ‘Tarot Suite’ and the albums Sound Advice and Earth Roots performed by the band Sound Advice with whom he has toured widely. His third album Indigo coincided with a Southbank commission for the Poetry International Festival and the following year he won the BBC Innovation in Jazz Award. Alongside further recordings and worldwide tours, Byron is a dedicated educator working with schools, leading workshops and lecturing at Trinity College of Music.
Trevor Watkis JJJA (Associate Music Director) Following study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Trevor has worked as a respected pianist, band leader and composer and educator, working with renowned artists from both the UK and USA (Courtney Pine, Jean Toussaint, Cleveland Watkiss, Ernest Ranglin, Gary Bartz, Kenny Garrett, Stanley Turrentine, Eddie Henderson, Betty Carter, Clifford Jarvis), and was one of the founding members of Tomorrow’s Warriors and Nu Troop. He has appeared at most of London’s prestigious concert halls and jazz venues including The Southbank Centre The Barbican, Jazz Café, Ronnie Scott’s, The 606 Club and the Vortex. Work on the international music scene includes performing in the USA, Japan, Oman, Turkey, Caribbean, and across Europe. His debut solo album, 'Straight Ahead...Ride For Tone!' recorded in New York, features mainly new original music written by Trevor, received rave reviews by the UK and US press. The recording also features a lineup of some of New York's greatest musicians: Steve Wilson, Darren Barrett, Reuben Rogers and Lewis Nash.
15. TERMS AND CONDITIONS a. Applications i. Applications are accepted at the discretion of HMDT Music and are not transferable. ii. HMDT Music cannot guarantee student progression. Students will only progress to the next level on the programme if they meet the requirements of that level. iii. You agree to fully complete the Application/Acceptance Form, and that your answers to the questions shall be true to the best of your knowledge. You understand that any false statements may result in your exclusion from the Saturday Programme. iv. You understand that places are allocated on a lottery basis, and that the date of submission of your application does not entitle you to preference over another application. HMDT Music may change this admission procedure from time to time. v. By signing the Application and/or Acceptance Form(s) and/or based upon your attendance at the Saturday Programme, you agree on behalf of yourself and the student to be bound by these Terms and Conditions for the duration of the student’s attendance at the HMDT Saturday Programme. vi. On acceptance of your application, HMDT Music will issue an offer and Offer Acceptance Form. You must complete, sign, date and return this within the acceptance period indicated on your offer (usually 7 - 14 days). Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the offer. vii. HMDT Music may correct any typographical or other errors or omissions in any HMDT Music material relating to the application process without incurring any liability to you. b. Payment of Fees i. You shall pay HMDT Music the Fees and any additional sums which are due. ii. The full Fees will be considered due as specified by HMDT Music, and must be received by HMDT Music BEFORE specified deadlines to avoid an additional late charge of £25.00. You may pay your fees by: Cheque, Credit Card (using PayPal), BACS, or cash. iii. HMDT Music shall not be responsible for any cash payment unless it is handed personally to the Music Manager, Saturday Programme Assistant, one of the Directors, or other person so designated by HMDT Music. iv. All cheques must be payable to “HMDT” or “HMDT Music” (unless otherwise requested by HMDT Music). If your cheque is not cleared by the bank, you will become liable for an administration payment of £15.00 in addition to any fees due. Should nonpayment of fees result in the missing of the fees deadline, you will also be liable for the payment of a £25.00 late fee in addition to any other charges due. v. You understand that student places are allocated from term to term, and that you MUST provide HMDT Music with written notice of withdrawal from the programme by THE LAST WEEK OF THE PRECEDING TERM, otherwise you will be liable for the full term's fees for the forthcoming term. You understand that you will also be REQUIRED to submit a Returning Form during the first week of JULY EACH YEAR to indicate whether the student is returning the following Autumn Term. If you do not submit the form HMDT Music will assume that you WILL BE returning in the Autumn Term and you will be liable for any fees due. vi. You understand that all fees are non-refundable.
c. Term Dates and Timetables i. The Term Dates for each academic year shall be provided during the preceding Summer. Timetables may differ from year to year, and the Saturday Programme schedule is subject to change. ii. It is your/the students responsibility to ensure attendance at the Saturday Programme on the correct dates and at the appointed times. You understand that there are no make-up lessons and no refunds for missed or shortened lessons. iii. You understand that the Saturday Programme delivers a “wholistic” approach to musical learning and that HMDT Music may schedule off-timetable days and other activities designed to enhance students’ musical education as part of the schedule which may impact upon student lessons. There will be no make-up lessons or refunds for missed or shortened lessons as a result of such activities, or changes to the schedule. iv. As part of the terms and conditions of our rental of Haggerston School, we must vacate the premises when required. In the unlikely event that a session should be cancelled beyond the control of HMDT Music, there will be no make-up lessons or refunds for missed or shortened lessons as a result of such an incident. d. Contact and Communication i. HMDT Music is a small charity which depends upon a variety of social media and electronic communication to remain in contact with parents/guardians and students. As part of your attendance at the Saturday Programme, you agree to sign up to the HMDT Music Facebook page and other Social Media, so that HMDT Music can update you with important information about your programme and relevant programme deadlines. ii. You agree to ensure that HMDT Music has your personal email address to facilitate easy communication, and that such communication may contain important details about your relevant programme, and to make HMDT Music aware of any changes to your email address or other contact details. You may inform us to send communications to your work email address as well at your own discretion, but not at the exclusion of a personal email address. iii. You agree to notify HMDT Music should you not have access to the internet, so that HMDT Music may make provision to ensure that you are provided with paper copies of our communications relevant to your programme. e. The Code of Conduct, Rules, Regulations and Your Liability i. You and your child have read and understand the CODE OF CONDUCT and agree to follow and uphold it. ii. You agree to be wholly liable for any and all actions and/or omissions of the student and shall be liable for any liability, financial or otherwise, or injury or damage to property caused by the student whilst at the venue, and shall fully indemnify HMDT Music, their agents, contractors and/or employees for any loss, damage, costs or expenses resulting from such liability, injury or damage. iii. Students behavior shall be subject to the Code of Conduct and the supporting Three Strikes Policy. Any failure by the student to adhere to the Rules may result in his/her participation at the Sarurday Programme being terminated without refund and in such event the student may be sent home. iv. HMDT Music reserves the right to withdraw the student from any activity at any time on the grounds of safety or unsuitability.
f. Media Release Permission Forms i. You agree to the terms of the Media Release Form and will be required to sign the form as a condition of the students attendance at the Saturday Programme. ii. You acknowledge that HMDT Music may use for publicity purposes and without prior notification any photograph taken of the student at the Location, and/or during any Saturday Programme activities and any statement (whether written or oral) made by you or the student in accordance with the Media Release Form. iii. The use of parental video and cameras is prohibited at HMDT Music events without prior consent being obtained or notice of permission given by HMDT Music. Where HMDT Music for pedagogical or publicity/marketing reasons wishes to record lessons, rehearsals or other events on film/video/dvd, written permission will be required from the parents/carers of each child involved, providing permission has not already been obtained through the Media Release Form. g. Instrument Loans i. Should you and/or the student require an instrument on loan from the Saturday Programme, you shall be bound by the Instrument Policy and all of the conditions therein made a part of the policy and the Instrument Loan Agreement. ii. As noted in the Instrument Loan Policy, you shall be liable for any repairs as the result of DAMAGE to the instrument. You understand that HMDT Music recommends that you add your instrument to your homeowners or renters insurance policy to cover the instrument in the event of damage. iii. Should you and/or the student fail to return an instrument on loan/still on assisted purchase when requested, you shall be liable to pay a penalty fee of ÂŁ10.00 per week (in addition to any other fees due), until the instrument has been returned. h. Teaching Practice and Student Progression i. You will not be permitted to attend the studentâ€™s lessons or other activities unless specifically authorised by invitation by HMDT Music or a member of the coaching staff. You and siblings of the student, or other students currently not engaged in the activity will be required to wait in designated areas of the Location as specified by HMDT Music staff and any posted notices. ii. Students will not be permitted to leave the venue during the programme. Access to the building is at the discretion of Haggerston School, and you agree to abide by any rules required by the Location in this respect. All students and parents MUST sign in and out of the Location as specified in the Code of Conduct. iii. You will be required to look after any children or students in school year 2 or below in your care. Should you designate a friend or other family member to look after these children, you MUST notify a member of the HMDT Music staff at the staff desk. iv. All Parents/Guardians are responsible to ensure the safe collection and/or transportation of their students to and from the Saturday Programme venue. v. All students will be required to be responsible for their own music during the duration of the programme. HMDT Music is under no obligation to provide photocopied music or any other material for student lessons and will not be held responsible or liable for loss.
vi. In the interests of good teaching practice, students WILL NOT be permitted to learn an instrument at the Saturday Programme which they are learning outside of the programme with another teacher/coach. vii. You understand that students shall progress through the levels of the programme in accordance with the recommendations of the student’s coach and HMDT Music’s Music Manager. Students will be required to be of an appropriate skill level BEFORE they will be allowed to progress, and admissions to a BLUE CYMH place and the JJJA shall be subject to audition. viii. Following the Fledglings Foundation Course, students are asked to choose which programme they wish to follow - ICS! or CYMH. We encourage students and parents to consider CAREFULLY before making a choice. Students who in the course of their studies wish to transfer to a different programme, MUST contact the HMDT office to discuss your request in detail, and we will put you on the transfer waiting list. In the event a place becomes available, you will be charged a £25.00 Transfer Fee. PLEASE NOTE: Should a student who has transfered from one programme to another decide to TRANSFER BACK or TO another programme, there will be a Transfer Fee of £100.00. i. Liability i. HMDT Music shall not be held liable in respect of any personal injury or loss as a result of you or the student failing to carry out instructions or procedures required by HMDT Music in the course of the activities at the Saturday Programme. ii. Where HMDT Music provides, in connection with the provision of the Services, any goods or equipment or services supplied by a third party, HMDT Music does not give any warranty, guarantee or other terms as to their quality, fitness for purpose, performance or otherwise. iii. HMDT Music shall have no liability to you or the student for any loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims for compensation arising from any instructions supplied by you which are incomplete, incorrect, inaccurate or illegible, or arising from the student’s late arrival or non-arrival, or any other fault of you or the student. iv. HMDT Music shall not be liable to you or be deemed to be in breach of the contract by reason of any delay in performing, or any failure to perform, any of HMDT Music’s obligations in relation to the activities, if the delay or failure was due to any cause beyond HMDT Music’s reasonable control. v. HMDT Music reserves the right to alter programmes, activities, schedules, age brackets, premises and personnel as it thinks fit and without notice. vi. HMDT Music will not be bound by any statement unless it is in writing and authorised by a Director of HMDT Music. j. Medical and Behavioural i. Any medical or behavioural problems of the student known to you must be notified to HMDT Music in writing on the Application/Acceptance Form(s), and in any event prior to the commencement of the students attendance at the Saturday Programme. You agree to provide HMDT Music with accurate Emergency Contact details when registering for the programme and to notify HMDT Music of any changes to students medical or behavioural status.
ii. In the event that the student becomes ill or incapacitated, you agree to first aid treatment being given to the student if required. iii. In accordance with HMDT Music’s Three Strikes Policy, HMDT Music reserves the right to refuse attendance by a student on the grounds that any such medical or behavioural problems are not conducive to the student’s or other students’ participation in the Saturday Programme. k. Jewellery, Valuables and Lost Property i. HMDT Music will not be liable for any item of jewellery or valuable property brought to the venue by the student. ii. Students must not wear jewellery whilst taking part in physical activities (particularly I Can Sing! dance lessons). If a student is instructed to remove jewellery at any time, HMDT Music will not be responsible for its safekeeping. iii. HMDT Music will operate a lost property station at the staff desk and make best efforts to retain lost property for this fourteen day period for you to collect. iv. HMDT Music will not be responsible for any property left at the venue (by the student or otherwise), and may dispose of any such property if not claimed and collected by you within fourteen days of the end of the Term.
16. APPENDICES a. CHILD PROTECTION POLICY HMDT (Hackney Music Development Trust) Music recognises that it has a responsibility for the safety of children in its care. It also recognises that good child protection policies and procedures are of benefit to everyone involved with its activities, including staff and contracted artists, as well as parents and others on site during the term. All staff that have unsupervised contact with children are required to: 1 recognise and accept their responsibilities; 1 develop awareness of the issues which cause children harm; 1 report concerns to senior HMDT Staff. HMDT Music will endeavour to safeguard children by: a) adopting child protection procedures and a code of practice for all staff; b) reporting concerns to the authorities; c) ensuring all staff have been police checked through the Criminal Records Bureau; d) ensuring that all staff have read and are willing to implement this policy. A culture of mutual respect between children and HMDT Music staff and artists is encouraged, with adults modelling good practice in this context. Summary of the Code of Practice 1. It is important not to have unnecessary physical contact with children, and contact should be avoided except when engaged in the teaching of vocal/instrumental technique or other activities which require contact for artistic purposes. Technique will normally be taught by explanation and by the tutor modelling good practice. Where explanation and modelling requires additional demonstration, or when a technical remedy has proved fruitless, a tutor’s professional judgement may be that physical contact is required. Typical examples may be related to the position of a bowing arm, or the correction of wrist or finger positions on the student’s instrument. In such circumstances the following procedures must apply: a) that the permission of the child has been requested and given; b) that the demonstration of technique is NECESSARY in order for the student to achieve the required result. 2. It is important for all parents/guardians to understand that physical contact may be required in the proper training of certain musical or theatrical activities, and that in all cases, artists and staff are required to follow the General Guidelines of Good Practice contained in this Guide to Policy and Procedures. 3. Lessons missed during HMDT Music activities may not be rearranged at any other time without the written permission of the parent/guardian, and without the knowledge of HMDT Music. The same policy must be enacted for tutor’s who (often voluntarily and in an unpaid capacity) wish to offer pupils extra lessons. This applies in particular to rearranged lessons in pupils’ or tutor’s homes, but is also relevant if lessons are arranged outside the normal supervised structure.
4. Pupils may not be given lifts in staff cars without written permission from the parent/carer. This means that impromptu lifts (e.g. to avoid the rain, or dropping a child off on the way home ARE NOT acceptable). Permission will be requested where, for instance, children need to get to a concert/rehearsal venue early with a member of staff to help set up. 5. The use of parental video and cameras will no longer be allowed at HMDT Music events without prior consent being obtained. Where HMDT Music for pedagogical or publicity/marketing reasons wishes to record lessons, rehearsals or other events on film/video/dvd, written permission will be required from the parents/carers of each child involved. 6. One to one lessons will normally be taught in rooms that have windows in the doors. 7. It is expected that staff will not make suggestive or inappropriate remarks to or about a child, even in fun, as this could be misinterpreted. 8. It is important not to deter children from making a disclosure of abuse for fear of not being believed, and to listen to what they have to say. Staff should not attempt to investigate a disclosure that gives rise to a child protection issue, but should report the matter to the HMDT Music office. Staff should never promise a child complete confidentiality in a child protection issue, but should advise pupils that the matter will be referred on to the designated officers for child protection. 9. Staff should remember that those who abuse children can be of any age, gender, ethnic background or class, and it is important not to allow personal preconceptions about people to prevent appropriate action taking place. 10. Good practice includes valuing and respecting children as individuals, and the adult modelling of appropriate conduct â€“ which will always exclude bullying, shouting, racism, sexism or sectarianism. For a complete copy of our Child Protection Policy, please visit our website at www.hmdt.org.uk and click on the Downloads section.
17. CONTACT INFORMATION HOW TO CONTACT US BY PHONE
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