Music and Me was founded in 2010 by Kirsty Andrew, to offer subsidised music tuition to U16's in Wargrave, Berkshire.  

A Young Musician's Bursary was established using funds raised by Wargrave's Community Choir, which Kirsty formed in 2017. 

Applications for our Young Musician's Bursary are received directly from a number of sources including; Wokingham's Social Care Services, local schools and directly from parents/carers.  We can provide subsidised music lessons and theory tuition, supply musical instruments, music books and accessories, as well as fun educational music workshops for all ages to enjoy. 

 

New applications for an U16's Young Musician's Bursary are welcome every June, which if granted, commence the following September.  

Please contact us for further details on the bursary's eligibility criteria and application process. Every application is carefully considered.

 

Our aim is to provide high quality, fun and affordable music lessons to everyone by offering flexible instalment payment options and / or subsidised music tuition*. (*an eligibility criteria applies for bursary support).

 

For paying pupils, we can accept payment by Standing Order, Bank Transfer, Credit Card & Debit Card payments via iZettle. (See our Payment Information page. Please note a small processing fee applies for iZettle card transactions).

 School Lessons 

Music and Me have been offering subsidised music lessons at RPIS since 2010, offering pupils from Reception to Year 2, a great start to their musical journey.

During their lunch hour, the pupils are taught the basics of notation (sight-reading) and once sight-reading is grasped in theory, they learn how to play primary pieces on a keyboard/piano. The lessons are fun and varied and include musical themed quizzes, treasure hunts, bake offs, after-school workshops, flash-card games and computer programs in the school's IT suite. The lessons are carefully planned to be great fun but also tailored to their age and ability. 

 

The pupils enjoy trying their pieces on other instruments like the Ukulele and Steel Pan Drums. All the children work towards an exciting concert performance each Christmas and Summer term for their families and friends to enjoy. 

 

Lessons are taught in very small groups of similar age and ability. By the end of Year 2, many pupils reach the required standard to sit the ABRSM 'Prep Test' at an approved ABRSM exam centre, a fantastic achievement for a 6/7 year--old, and a really rewarding experience to remember for years to come.  

 

Lesson fees are spread equally into 12 monthly payments, that commence on 1st August to 1st July inc.

Fully funded 'Pupil Premium' places can be applied for via the school office, if the usual qualifying criteria is met.

 

If you have recently received confirmation that a place is available, then please note you will need to send a £25.00 deposit to secure it within 7 days.

That payment not only secures your child's place, but also pays for your child's fun starter pack. Visit our FAQ page for payment information. 

 

We are now only taking reservations for places commencing September 2020.  Please note - places are now very limited.

 

The RPIS school office do not deal with bookings, deposits or enquiries for our music lessons. Please CONTACT US to send your enquiry.  

Piano & Guitar Lessons 

Our experienced teachers offer private 1-2-1 lessons to all ages and levels of experience. Lessons are taught from our teacher's homes in WARGRAVE. Multiple siblings are welcome and lessons can be shared.  Funding scholarships can be applied for every June. 

If you'd like to make a new enquiry, please visit the 'Contact Us' tab above. (Please note: there may be a waiting list for popular time slots.)

These hugely popular beginner's crash-courses are ideally suited for children aged 6+ who are due to start learning a new musical instrument, or need some additional support with their sight-reading / theory progress. Why not see the parent feedback on our pupil / parent tab.  The course is a helpful for students learning any musical instrument, including piano. 

 

The courses run every Saturday afternoon 1pm - 3pm in Wargrave. Each course is a small group of 3-4 pupils for four consecutive weeks.  (Please note - it is best to be able to attend all four workshops). 

 

The pupils learn the basics of sight-reading and music theory in a fun-packed, educational syllabus which includes; playing instruments, theory games, quizzes, treasure hunts, even cake and biscuit decorating! The course covers the equivilent of 16 x 30-minute lessons (eg - covers the same syllabus as two full school terms). These courses get booked up quickly, so it's best to send in a prompt enquiry if you are interested.

The course is taught in 16 modules of 30 minutes which are £10.00 each and can be paid in monthly instalments if preferred. A starter pack is supplied to every new pupil which contains all their books and equipment needed to complete the course which will continue to be useful when they start their new instrument. (The starter pack is £25.00 paid for in advance and provided at the first workshop). The course includes free loan of a keyboard if you don't own one.

 

Please contact us if you are interested in registering your child and giving them the best start before starting their new instrument.

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