I am very excited to share with you our fantastic range of programmes for 2021-22. They are designed to develop musical progress, nurture well-being and bring class and schools together through music making.
I am so proud of the work that Durham Music Service has done during the most challenging time any of us have ever faced within education. We have maintained and nurtured musical progression whilst supporting schools in their music making. With more than 30,000 virtual webcam lessons, over 50,000 views on our YouTube Channel, big sings and virtual concerts we have been a key feature in pupils' learning in 2020.
We have developed our programmes to continue to meet the needs of pupils, schools and parents by maintaining our wide range of in-school provision combined with the very best in virtual learning.
Manager of Music Education
For the first time this year we are hosting a Virtual Launch on Wednesday 21st April 4pm. Please click link below to book your free place for an opportunity to hear from the staff that have designed the programmes and to ask any questions
Virtual Launch sign up
For your youngest learners in EYFS, we provide fun and engaging music sessions to develop musical skills and relationships through musical games, songs and rhymes.
The sessions focus on aspects of musical learning and development as detailed in Musical Development Matters: Hearing and Listening; Vocalising and Singing; Moving and Dancing and Exploring and Playing.
Little Fingers is a programme designed for your young learners in KS1 and can build on musical learning and development from the Tiny Fingers programme.
Musical skills are learnt through singing games and rhymes, and by developing children’s confidence in using untuned percussion instruments.
Every child can explore the magic of instrumental learning as part of the First Access scheme. These programmes introduce pupils to instrumental learning in a fun and inclusive way. They are carefully designed to develop pupils’ love of, confidence and progress in music, while also enhancing their personal and educational development as a whole.
To make the very best of your First Access programme, Durham Music Service has created several pathways for progression to choose from that best suit the needs of your pupils
Durham Music Service supports safe singing following the latest government advice. Singing
together is a great way to learn about music, bring your school community together and to support wellbeing for students and staff.
Whether you are looking to create a whole class rock band, bring a rock gig to your school hall, or compose your own school anthem, Durham Rocks can help. With opportunities to learn instrumental skills through our First Access programmes, expert guidance to develop a rock choir or band, and bespoke composition and music production options in our song writing and music technology courses, we have programmes to get your school rocking!
Recent times have shown that creativity can continue and thrive online! DMS is very excited to launch DMS Virtual - a range of opportunities to support in-school learning that can be accessed online. DMS Partners (schools who subscribe to our in-school provision beyond their
subsidy) receive substantial discounts on DMSV.
Durham Music Service offers a wide range of enrichment opportunities to further enhance your music provision. These include both in school and extracurricular activities and can be regular weekly or ‘one off’ events such as workshops, concert performances and Arts Week events.
Bespoke Music Training for your school and staff