Important End Of Year Information

Summer Hols 1As 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.

September dates
Girl and tablet iWe 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.

September subscriptions
If you wish to continue lessons in September, simply¬†leave your standing order ticking over through the summer. Bank of Mum and Dad iYour 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.

Cancellations
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.

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Tingalayo [Sample Lesson Page]

Girl with laptop and headphones iHome 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

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Harmonica Dates

Calendar iHarp 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!

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SPECIAL OFFER – 2 Free Lessons

Special OfferRecommend 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!

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