INTRODUCING NUMBER 7 MUSIC ACADEMY

Guitar, bass, drums and vocals

Listen to the students perform

 

The Number Seven Music Academy brings together years of teaching

and real-world experience of carefully chosen musicians to create a new and exciting way for children to learn contemporary music skills.

 

Each of us is passionate about inspiring a new generation of musicians.

We aim to motivate our students to explore their potential… as future performers, writers, session artists or, ultimately, just for the confidence

and fun that comes from developing a skill that they can enjoy for the

rest of their lives.

 

We hope that you find this website a useful introduction to what we do.

If your child wants to learn how to play (and is up for the hard work and practice involved) come and see us soon.

 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Beginners, intermediate and advanced

WE LOOK FORWARD TO

MEETING YOU

 

We believe children learn best when high quality teaching is combined with the regular opportunity to play together in a band and to perform live in front of an audience.

 

Our school gigs give you and their friends a regular chance to come

and watch them play and to appreciate what they have achieved.

 

A rounded (and employable!) musician can play in any genre and therefore we draw upon a wide variety of styles throughout our courses, introducing influential artists throughout the decades to help our students to understand the ancestry behind what they are listening to today and what they might create in the future.

Between us, we have over 75 years of teaching experience giving us

a wealth of knowledge about how children learn…

 

Good habits and accurate technique builds a much better platform

for success than learning fast and muddling through, so we teach extensively around the Rockschool syllabus, focusing on demonstration followed by fun and varied exercises during

which our tutors give tailored guidance to each and every student.

ROCKSCHOOL GRADES

Working with you to encourage the best chance of success ...

We believe that all students deserve and benefit from formal confirmation of the progress they are making and have chosen Rockschool as our examining body, based upon the breadth of their syllabuses and the global recognition enjoyed by their widely respected qualifications.

 

In 1991, Norton York and Simon Pitt created the world's first popular music grades so that contemporary musicians could have access to recognised, accredited grade exams in the

same way that classical players had.

 

Now operating in nearly 20 countries around the world, Rockschool is the leading provider of contemporary music exams worldwide.

 

They are fully accredited and successful candidates in their Grade 6, 7 and 8 exams also qualify for UCAS points (helping with entry into higher education).

 

 

Rockschool's Grade exams are designed to test performance, technical skills and general musicianship, candidates work towards being awarded a pass, pass with merit or pass with distinction.

 

Students will typically take Grade exams towards the end of the spring term and receive their results within six weeks of taking their exam.

 

Our experienced teachers will provide all of the guidance and support that your child needs to supplement the practice that they do at home, including providing a mock exam in the weeks leading up to their formal assessment.

COME AND SEE US

Come and enjoy the performance!

WE THEN LOOK FORWARD

TO SEEING YOU THE

FOLLOWING WEEK

 

We are happy to offer a FREE TASTER SESSION to

any child who is interested in joining the Academy.

 

This gives your child a chance to see whether they enjoy our lesson format and our teachers a chance to assess your child’s ability so that we can recommend the right class for them to join.

 

Whilst your child is enjoying their lesson, you will have theopportunity to talk to the school manager about how the Academy works and to ask anyquestions that you might have.

 

If, at the end of this session, you would like to

enrol your child then you can reserve their place by:

•    Completing our Application form

•    Paying their first month fees by cheque or cash

•    Completing a standing order form so that fees

can be collected in monthly instalments (on the

first day of each month) evenly throughout the  calendar year.

St Albans

Alban City School, 7 Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RR

Lesson times Tuesdays: Session 1: 4:30 – 5:30pm (No7 music minis)

Session 2: 5.30-6.30pm Session 3: 6.30-7.30pm Session 4: 7.30-8.30pm

 

Harpenden

Crabtree Junior School, Crabtree Lane, Harpenden AL5 5PU

Lesson times Wednesdays: Session 1: 4.30-5.30pm Session 2: 5.30-6.30pm

Session 3: 6.30-7.30pm Session 4 7.30-8.30pm

 

Bushey

St Peters Parish Church Hall, 19 High Rd, Bushey Heath, Herts, WD23 1EA

Lesson times Thursdays: Session 1: 5.30-6.30pm Session 2: 6.30-7.30pm

 

 

Parents and friends should make a special note in their calendars each year of the dates for our Christmas and End of year gigs which provide the perfect opportunity for our students to play for you to demonstrate the progress that they have made.

TERM TIMETABLE

For the academic year 2015/2016

 

19 September

26 September

03 October

10 October

17 October

 

 

31 October

07 November

14 November

21 November

28 November

05 December

12 December

16 December

 

 

09 January 2018

16 January 2018

23 January 2018

30 January 2018

06 February 2018

 

 

20 February 2018

27 February 2018

 

06 March 2018

13 March 2018

20 March 2018

27 March 2018

 

17 April 2018

24 April 2018

01 May 2018

08 May 2018

15 May 2018

22 May 2018

 

 

05 June 2018

12 June 2018

19 June 2018

26 June 2018

03 July 2018

10 July 2018

17 July 2018

21 July 2018

 

2017 St Albans

2017 Harpenden

 

20 September

27 September

4 October

11 October

18 October

 

 

 

01 November

15 November

22 November

29 November

06 December

13 December

16 December

 

 

10 January 2018

17 January 2018

24 January 2018

31 January 2018

07 February 2018

 

 

21 February 2018

28 February 2018

 

07 March 2018

14 March 2018

21 March 2018

28 March 2018

 

18 April 2018

25 April 2018

02 May 2018

09 May 2018

16 May 2018

23 May 2018

 

 

06 June 2018

13 June 2018

20 June 2018

27 June 2018

04 July 2018

11 July 2018

18 July 2018

 21 July 2018

Half Term

Half Term

Easter Holiday

Half Term

Winter Gig

Summer Gig

Christmas Holiday

Half Term

Winter Gig

Christmas Holiday

Half Term

Easter Holiday

Half Term

Summer Gig

14 September

21 September

28 September

05 October

12 October

19 October

 

 

 

02 November

16 November

23 November

30 November

07 December

14 December

16 December

 

 

11 January 2018

18 January 2018

25 January 2018

 

08 February 2018

 

 

22 February 2018

 

01 March 2018

08 March 2018

15 March 2018

22 March 2018

29 March 2018

 

19 April 2018

26 April 2018

03 May 2018

10 May 2018

17 May 2018

24 May 2018

 

 

07 June 2018

14 June 2018

21 June 2018

28 June 2018

05 July 2018

12 July 2018

19 July 2018

21 July 2018

2017 Bushey

 

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you have any questions please call us

How much do lessons cost?

 

For your convenience, we spread the cost of term time lessons across

the calendar year.

 

Number Seven Music Minis:

 

Number 7 Music Minis: £12.50 per lesson (payable by

monthly standing order for £40 per month)

 

Guitar/Bass/Drums:

 

£25.00 per lesson (payable by monthly standing order of £80 per

month);

 

Vocal tuition:

 

£25.00 per lesson (payable by monthly standing order of £80 per

month) unless your child is already learning an instrument with us

– in which case they qualify for a special rate of £15.00 per lesson (£47.50 per month).

 

Are there any additional expenses that I need to

budget for?

 

All course materials and term time tuition is included in our standard

fees. The only additional expenses which you may incur are:

 

•    Rockschool grade books: (1 per year) as your child progresses,

which are approximately £15 each and are available from      www.musicroom.com

 

•    Rockschool examination entry fees: Which are payable to

RockSchool and vary between approximately £40-£70 per year depending upon the level your child has reached.

 

What is my commitment?

 

Should your child no longer wish to attend the Academy we request

that you give us notice of half a term. For example, if you child wishes

to leave at the end of the Academy year, you must notify us (in writing

or by email) by the summer half term so that their place can be

reasonably offered to another child. If we have not received notice

by the summer half term, then the full winter term fees will be due.

 

What if I have more than one child attending

the Academy?

 

If you have 2 or more siblings attending the academy then as a thank

you for your support, we offer a 15% discount on all of our fees for

the second child.

 

What does my child need to bring to lessons?

 

Students should bring with them a folder in which to store their course material, a pen (to make notes) and a bottle of water (as learning is impaired by dehydration). We ask that they do not bring snacks or liquids other than water into the teaching rooms.

 

For drum students, we provide practice kits for use in lessons. Guitar

and bass students  should bring their own instrument if they have

one (either acoustic or electric is fine) although if you let us know in advance we are happy to provide one while you decide whether

or not to buy one. To manage noise levels, we ask that they do

not bring amplifiers as suitable ones will be provided.

 

 

Can you advise me on the most appropriate equipment and how to source it?

 

Yes: we are happy to provide advice on the most suitable instrument

and accessories for your child’s age and stage of learning and have links with local music shops such that we can organise the purchase for you if required.

 

What if my child is unable to attend a lesson?

 

If you know in advance that your child will be unable to make a particular lesson, then let their tutor know and their tutor will be happy to provide material that your child can study at home to keep up with their group. Should this not be possible, for example in the case of illness, then at the next lesson their tutor will provide material for home study such that your child can catch up.

 

How do I know that my child is safe whilst attending

the Academy?

 

All of our tutors are CRB checked and all of our schools have a qualified first-aider on hand in event of emergency. If your child has a medical condition or allergies that may require special consideration then please let us know full details on their application form.

 

What happens if my child has special educational needs?

 

We have a number of tutors who are experienced in teaching children with special educational needs and we are committed to providing a positive learning experience for all children wherever possible. If your child has any particular requirements please let us know so that we can work with you determine the lesson style which might be most beneficial.

 

What can I do to support my child’s learning?

 

You have an important role to play in helping your child get the

most out of music. In particular, we ask:

 

•    That you encourage them to listen to the broadest range

of musical styles as possible;

•    That you encourage them to practice! None of the great

guitarists, bassists or drummers that they might admire got that

way by playing for 1 hour per week! Regularly revisiting the course work in between lessons and completing any home exercises is crucial to progressing as a musician and to grade success.

•    That you help them to celebrate their achievements by

cheering really loudly at our Academy concerts!

 

Will I receive feedback on how my child is doing?

 

Yes: in addition to seeing your child performing their band at the end of the winter and summer terms, we are happy to talk to you at any time about their progress and to suggest areas for development.

 

We welcome any feedback you might have on the Academy or any ideas as to how we might make your child’s learning experience even more enjoyable.

 

To book a free taster session for your child at the Academy or to enquire about booking

the Band for your special occasion please call us on 0800 3287199

 

Number Seven Music Academy is operated by Number Seven Music Limited, Registered in England 08342550

Number Seven Band is Bob Halford, Toby Newcombe and Gareth Grover trading as Number Seven Band

Private lessons are provided on a self-employed basis

 

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