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.
Beginners, intermediate and advanced
WE LOOK FORWARD TO
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
For the academic year 2015/2016
17 January 2017
24 January 2017
31 January 2017
07 February 2017
21 February 2017
28 February 2017
07 March 2017
14 March 2017
21 March 2017
28 March 2017
18 April 2017
25 April 2017
02 May 2017
09 May 2017
16 May 2017
23 May 2017
06 June 2017
13 June 2017
20 June 2017
27 June 2017
04 July 2017
11 July 2017
15 July 2017
2016 St Albans
18 January 2017
25 January 2017
01 February 2017
08 February 2017
22 February 2017
01 March 2017
08 March 2017
15 March 2017
22 March 2017
29 March 2017
19 April 2017
26 April 2017
03 May 2017
10 May 2017
17 May 2017
24 May 2017
07 June 2017
14 June 2017
21 June 2017
28 June 2017
05 July 2017
12 July 2017
15 July 2017
12 January 2017
19 January 2017
26 January 2017
02 February 2017
09 February 2017
23 February 2017
02 March 2017
09 March 2017
16 March 2017
23 March 2017
30 March 2017
20 April 2017
27 April 2017
04 May 2017
11 May 2017
18 May 2017
25 May 2017
08 June 2017
15 June 2017
22 June 2017
29 June 2017
06 July 2017
13 July 2017
15 July 2017
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)
£25.00 per lesson (payable by monthly standing order of £80 per
£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
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
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
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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