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Music Service - Instrumental and vocal provision

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council: Music Service

Music 2020-2021

Please see message below from the MTCBC Music Service for those pupils who receive Peripatetic Music lessons with the Music Service in school:

Instrumental and Vocal lessons

Our aim as a Music Service is to keep our community making music by delivering music in a variety of ways because as we all know, it’s at times like this that we all need to keep playing instruments and singing for the benefit of our health and well-being. Instrumental and Vocal lessons with the Music Service’s Peripatetic Music Teachers are taking place in schools and online using Teams as part of a blended learning approach.

We have developed a MENU (Music Education Needs Us) of materials, resources, guidance and

online learning tools for instrumental and vocal pupils to use during any period of school closures. For those who have music lessons with our Peripatetic Music teachers please check our website regularly so they don’t miss out when the learning tools are published.

Making Music with the Marvellous Merthyr Music ‘MENU’ - Music Education Needs Us:

1-1 and small group lesson delivery

Pupils have access to face to face Instrumental and Vocal lessons in schools in 1-1 or small group lessons

Whole Class Music lesson delivery

Pupils have access to face to face/online remote Whole Class Ensemble Tuition (WCET) lessons

Continued use of Charanga

Weekly uploads of new material by staff, pupil progress monitoring, instrument and vocal specific programmes, termly schemes of work for each year group, plenty to stimulate pupils’ creative sides both in school and at home; Charanga have developed an ‘Independent learners’ suite of resources especially for Covid-19.

Technique/warm-up videos via Charanga login and YouTube links

The instrumental/vocal instructional and informative activities are available remotely for pupils:

  1. 5-10 minutes of ‘warm-up wonders’ videos for pupils to access to keep their playing on track
  2. 5-10 minutes of ‘tap into technique’ videos for pupils access to keep their playing on track
  3. ‘Music Minus One’ backing tracks for solo and ensemble rehearsal via “private” YouTube link sent directly to pupils and parents/carers

Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music

We (Peripatetic staff) are meeting on Teams with the young MTYMusic members at our usual rehearsal time for a rehearsal and musically themed quiz to keep in touch.

Please contact Sarah Jones for more information

Music Service Website Update: Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music

Here’s a few links to some of the music we played last term on Thursdays at Merthyr Tydfil Youth Music!

This term on Thursdays we will be meeting virtually @ 4.00pm for a fun quiz at our usual rehearsal time giving an opportunity for tutors and students to keep in touch. Email for information on how to join in with the Quiz!

Senior Strings
Jurassic Park -
Game of Thrones -
Pirates of the Caribbean -

Guitar Orchestra
‘Who Knew’ by P!nk -

Mission Impossible -
Pink Panther -
The Big Country -

A Whole New World -
Pirates -
Mr Sandman -

Other cool videos you may enjoy watching!

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Played by RWCMD French Horns featuring Mr Holburt (Brass Tutor)

All time favourites
Played by Miss Clark (Strings Tutor)

Harp at the Eisteddfod
Played by Mali Watkins (Merthyr)

Claire de Lune
Played by Catrin Meek (former MTYM Harpist)

Live streamed performances to watch at home

Learn Guitar at home with Fender

Welsh National Anthem

Music to listen to

Which instrument is right for me?

Be a DJ at home

Drum kit advice

Music Service Tutors Video





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