Music Service - Instrumental and vocal provision
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council: Music Service
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:
- 5-10 minutes of ‘warm-up wonders’ videos for pupils to access to keep their playing on track
- 5-10 minutes of ‘tap into technique’ videos for pupils access to keep their playing on track
- ‘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.
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 email@example.com for information on how to join in with the Quiz!
Jurassic Park - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEZh88vz8b8
Game of Thrones - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm738skMIU0
Pirates of the Caribbean - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eWctT2wz0U
‘Who Knew’ by P!nk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJWIbIe0N90&app=desktop
Mission Impossible - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vccYZjRvJ0M
Pink Panther - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9zLwhORWK0
The Big Country - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkDZu8ryqf8
A Whole New World - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyxna3SDphs
Pirates - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfsvR2ReNTM
Mr Sandman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKh5jLRHieA
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