As another musical season¬†draws to a close, we would like to draw your attention to some¬†important¬†details.
Last lessons and performances
We are frequently asked when our last session of the term will be. If you hover My School¬†above, Dates & Times will appear at the top of the drop menu. Click this and scroll down to your school for the information¬†you need. Remember that we often replace our final classroom session with an assembly performance. If¬†this is the case, you will be updated by email and we will amend¬†the Dates & Times page, along with the Performances page, also under My School.
We very much hope you would like to continue the learning harmonica¬†this autumn. We start back the week beginning 19th September 2016. This gives us five sessions¬†up to October half-term and five sessions afterwards, into early¬†December. It¬†also leaves time¬†for any rollover dates and seasonal performances in December itself.
If you wish to continue lessons in September, simply¬†leave your standing order ticking over through the summer. Your transfer of ¬£16.75 on 15th August will be the advance subscription for September. If you pay termly, please¬†make a note to secure your place by transferring¬†¬£67.00¬†on 15th August 2016. Although¬†places are often available after this date, this will act as your guarantee and we won’t need to chase up.
If you do not intend continuing lessons in September, please¬†let us know now, to¬†eliminate any confusion. You must also¬†cancel your monthly standing order before 15th¬†August 2016.
Home learning with Harp Academy
Many of the key skills and music pieces we¬†teach at School are supported by¬†fun learning pages¬†on our website. These¬†are ideal for practise at¬†home, and include wider learning topics¬†to¬†add to children’s musical experience and general knowledge.
Using your subscriber log-in, you can enjoy exploring the Music Libraries we have developed for each Key Stage from the menus above (KS1, KS2, KS3). Music pages include a step-by-step audio guide to help you learn your chosen¬†piece, harmonica tab and a backing track to play along to. You can also print off tabs and there are often short video items to support a¬†special¬†aspect of your chosen piece. Here’s an example of¬†our favourite Calypso song, Tingalayo. Continue reading
Harp Academy Teaching Dates
Our teaching dates are advertised¬†in the My School¬†menu above. It’s a good idea to check these regularly and make a note on your family calendar, or in your diary, particularly during the summer term. Parents should be aware that we run 10 sessions each term; which means our lesson¬†schedule usually¬†finishes before the¬†school’s end of term. This is standard for music services. It also means we’re out of the way during busier times at School. If you seem to miss¬†our regular¬†email-reminders regarding dates and subscription renewals,¬†please check that our information is reaching your in-tray and not sitting quietly¬†in a spam folder!
Recommend a friend and receive 2 lessons free!
We all¬†enjoy learning with our¬†best friends, don’t we? Well this includes music making on the harmonica. If you have a friend who might be interested¬†in a Free Taster Session, just ask them to¬†click¬†the Golden Harmonica (on the right of the screen), and register using¬†our promotional¬†code harmonaut. We’ll supply their starter harmonica and music sheet completely free. And if¬†your¬†friend decides to¬†join Harp Academy for a complete term (9 further lessons), we will credit you with¬†two free lessons. That’s all there is to it!