New developments with In Harmony in Stoke-on-Trent
City Music Service are delighted to announce that Thistley Hough Academy was successful in their application to work in partnership with City Music Service to deliver the In Harmony programme in Stoke-on-Trent. The project will be the first of its kind in the country as it will be the first project within the In Harmony programme to be delivered in a secondary school.
Every Year 7 pupil in the school will receive three hours of instrumental tuition a fortnight delivered by a team of experienced instrumental teachers from City Music Service working alongside staff from Thistley Hough Academy. Students will have opportunities to perform in orchestras and groups as part of the project. Every student in the school will be provided with a string, brass or woodwind instrument for use in school lessons and to play out of school.
Sylvia Buckley, Joint Leader of City Music Service, says:
“In Harmony will create fantastic opportunities for young people to learn to play a musical instrument. We hope that this project could shape a new way of working in delivering instrumental provision to secondary pupils and build on the successful whole class instrumental and vocal work that the Service currently delivers in City primary schools.”