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Monday - Wednesday

  • Individual lessons in Violin, Viola, Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Piano and Drums.

Friday

  • 6–7.30pm – East Youth Orchestra (at Simon Balle School).

Saturday morning music school

  • 8.45–9.15am – recorder groups (all levels)
  • 9.15–10am – theory group
  • 9.15–10am – junior music group
  • 10.15-10.45am – junior choir 
  • 10.15-10.45am – senior choir 
  • 10.45-11.15am – junior strings
  • 10.45–11.15am – senior recorder ensemble
  • 11.15-11.45am - senior strings 
  • 11.15–11.45am – intermediate wind ensemble
  • 1–2.30pm – adult recorder group (at Roselands School, Hoddesdon) email Catherine Wild for dates and times.

 

Find out more about our groups

 

 

Individual lessons

  • Brass
  • Drums
  • Strings: violin and viola
  • Theory
  • Woodwind: recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone
  • Piano
 

 

Costs per term

  • Single group – £52 a term
  • 2 groups – £69 a term
  • 3 groups – £85 a term.

Some families can get help with music fees.

Attending your lessons or group

Things to bring to lessons:

  • instrument (where required), music and pencil
  • a drink
  • brass players should bring a rag to empty water keys onto and a plastic bag to put the dirty rag in for washing at home.

Children should wear a face covering at all times until they're in their activity room.

 

Drop-off and pick-up

Please drop your child outside the centre. Please stay outside when your child enters and leaves the building.

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About our groups

All groups work with experienced staff to develop their instrumental skills through listening and playing as part of an ensemble. They rehearse a wide variety of music, and give regular concerts.

Recorder

Beginner and intermediate (Saturdays, 8.45–9.15am)

  • Our beginner group is for children who have never played before.
  • They are taught the basics of recorder playing and they begin to read music. 
  • The preliminary group has the opportunity to take music medal exams and the intermediate group introduces children to playing the treble and tenor recorders.

 Advanced recorders (Saturdays, 10.45-11.15am)

  • For players at grade 3 or above.
  • The group uses the full range of recorders from sopranino to bass. 
  • They explore a wide repertoire from early music to arrangements of popular songs from films and musicals. 
  • This group develops skills in ensemble playing.

 Theory

  • Saturdays, 9.15–10am.
  • For players or singers who need help and practice at the various tests set in theory exams.
  • All levels are taught from grades 1-5.
  • A pass at grade 5 is required for entry to practical exams at grade 6 and above.  

Junior music group

  • Saturdays, 9.15–10am.
  • For children aged 5-11.
  • A foundation for musical progression through work with percussion instruments, songs and recorders.
  • Each term has a set theme and the children explore music through playing recorders, pitched and un-pitched percussion instruments and song. 

  • Theory is included at appropriate levels.  

Choirs

Junior choir (Saturdays, 10.15–10.45am)

  • For younger singers to develop their voices and to learn to read music.
  • The children sing a wide variety of music and action songs. 

Senior choir (Saturdays, 10.15–10.45am)

  • For intermediate singers to explore their voices through pop songs and songs from films and shows.
  • Students will explore singing in parts.  

Ensembles

Intermediate wind ensemble (Saturdays, 11.15–11.45am)

  • For wind players at grade 2 or above. 
  • The group explores a wide range of repertoire from film music to well-known classics. 
  • It provides excellent ensemble training as well as the experience required for players to progress on to Concert Band or Youth Orchestra. 

Junior String Ensemble (Saturdays, 10.45–11.15am)

  • For children from beginner level to grade 3
  • To explore playing within an ensemble.
  • Violin, viola, cello and double bass are welcome.
  • Students develop skills in sight-reading which also helps them achieve better results in graded music examinations. 

Senior String Ensemble (Saturdays, 11.15-11.45am)

East Herts Youth Orchestra (Fridays, 6–7.30pm)

  • At Simon Balle School, Mangrove Road, Hertford, SG13 8AJ.
  • For all instrumental players at grade 5 and above.
  • The group plays a range of repertoire from classical to pop medleys.
  • The group is also a platform from which to join wider county activities including Hertfordshire Schools Symphony Orchestra and County Youth Orchestra.  

Music groups for adults

Recorders Again

  • For adults who wish to improve their playing and ensemble skills.
  • We rehearse 4-5 times each term on Saturdays, 1-2.30pm.at Roselands School in Hoddesdon. Email Catherine Wild for dates and times

 

For more information on any of these groups, email broxbournemusicenquiries@hertfordshire.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Concerts

Each group gives a performance at the end of each term. Either at The Broxbourne School or at other local venues.

Occasionally, we also arrange Performance Platform Concerts for those having individual lessons so that students can perform to a small and friendly audience, which helps them with exam preparation.

 

 

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