Music at St Thomas of Canterbury is of great importance to us., we have a wide range of instrumental lessons which are made available to the children at various points during their primary education. Lessons are held both inside and outside of school hours, and we have some instruments available for children to hire out if required. lessons are paid for on a termly basis and we celebrate any examinations which are taken on their chosen instruments during our Monday morning assemblies.

POP UK 2017 at Victoria Hall

Music Festival

Useful Links

1. Primary Resources
Lots of free musical activity ideas and resources for parents and teachers

2. 10 Pieces
Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to 7-14 year-olds across the UK and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the music

3. Bolton Music Service
Bolton Music Service works with all sectors of the local community to increase access to quality music making, to raise standards of music education across all schools and to provide exciting musical pathways for children through tuition and music ensembles.

They teach around 8,000 children weekly to play a musical instrument, and run 45 weekly out-ofschool bands, choirs and orchestras. Many of their students come through the Music Service and then go on to play in regional ensembles like the Halle Youth Orchestra and the Greater Manchester Youth Brass Band and in national groups like the National Youth Choir/ Brass Band / Orchestra.

4. Sing For Pleasure

Sing for Pleasure is a charity that aims to encourage the enjoyment of better singing in class and choir across the country through four main areas:

• The delivery of a highly respected conductor training programme designed to equip choral conductors and vocal leaders to get the best from their choir

• Professional development for teachers • A variety of events designed to provide quality singing opportunities for children and adults at all levels of experience and ability from all backgrounds, both nationally and internationally • A range of high quality teaching resources for both adults and children

5. Bridgewater Hall
The Bridgewater Hall is Manchester’s international concert venue, built to give the best possible space for music. The Hall hosts over 250 performances a year including classical music, rock, pop, jazz, world music and much more.

The Hall is home to three resident orchestras: the Hallé, the BBC Philharmonic and Manchester Camerata. The Hall also programmes its own classical music season, the International Concert Series, and works with external promoters to provide a vast range of music programming in Manchester.

Bridgewater for All is the Learning and Participation programme at The Bridgewater Hall. We provide opportunities for schools, families, adults and communities to get involved with the work of the hall. Whether you’re taking your first steps into the world of music or a you’re professional looking for new ideas, our programme of projects, events and performances can offer something for you.

The RNCM, is now 40 and has, for many years, been the first choice institution for aspiring professional musicians from the UK and overseas. Students musical education and training is delivered by internationally renowned tutors from all over the world. The quality of RNCM staff is matched by its facilities which are amongst the best available in conservatoires anywhere in Europe.

Four venues host a unique, high quality performance programme featuring student performances alongside visiting artists and ensembles. At the RNCM music is everywhere, and the energy between students, artists and audiences drives its reputation as a major international centre for education, training and performance