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Play in a Group - FAQs

 

Why play in a group?

Playing in a music group or ensemble brings many benefits. It’s a social experience as well as a musical one. Benefits include:- 

 

  • increased concentration

  • help with listening skills

  • enhanced coordination.

 

Joining a group also helps with social skills such as learning to work with others in a team, increased responsibility and discipline,  a sense of achievement through performing and much,

much more. 

As with any activity, the more you put in to it the more you get out, so if you attend a group regularly and take part in performances and concerts, you will gain the full benefits from playing an instrument.


How do I find out about groups and ensembles?


There are many ways that you can get involved in playing in a group. Most schools have groups at lunchtimes and after school and if they don’t you could ask about starting one. Rotherham Music has a Music Centre based at Rawmarsh CLC where there are a number of different activities to suit your age and ability. Click here for more details

Contact music@rotherham.gov.uk if you would like more information.

Music Centre


Our Music Centre activities are based at Rawmarsh CLC. They are open to children and young people who attend a Rotherham school or who live within the Borough. We also have community music groups open to all ages and abilities.

 

Music Centre offers:

 

  • Opportunities to perform in a wide variety of musical groups in a friendly and supportive environment

  • Enjoyment and fulfillment gained through music-making which is an integral part of the student’s musical tuition

  • Developing existing skills through working with expert staff

  • Sharing an enthusiasm for music with others

  • Learning through activities from the early stages right through to advanced groups

  • Opportunities to participate in concert trips and residential weekends.

 

Enrolment to music centre activities is £20 per term. Theory group is also £20 per term.*

To enrol your child for a music centre group please click here

*2022 prices. Prices for 2024 are TBC.

Music Centre Groups

September 2024

Saturdays 9:15-11:45

Groups will include:

Sinfonia Strings

Rock + Pop

Concert Band

Youth Orchestra

Chantry Band

Theory + Aural

Junior + Senior Guitars

Symphonic Pop

Music Tech

Composition

DJ/Electronic

Brass Band

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