A Merry Christmas to you all!
As we enter the seasonal celebration period, the Harp Academy team would like to wish everyone a peaceful, fun and relaxing break. We’d also like to say a big thank you for subscribing this autumn and making it our busiest term ever.
We very much hope that you will choose to continue music making with us in the New Year. For those who have already renewed their subscription for January, this is greatly appreciated – thank you once again.
If you wish to secure your place for the spring term, there are two simple steps to follow. If you didn’t already do so in the autumn, please click the Gold Harmonica at the side of our home page and re-register your child’s details. Secondly renew or set up your ongoing lesson subscription. There has been no price increase.
If you pay termly, the subscription rate remains £71.50. Payment can be made by BACS, or through the Store menu above (no need to log in at any stage). We can also take your payment over the phone if you experience any difficulty. For monthly subscriptions, transfer a one-off £18.75 now for January, then set up a Standing Order with your online bank for the same amount to go out on 15th January, and 15th of each month ongoing. You can cancel your Standing Order at anytime. If you already pay by monthly Standing Order, just leave this ticking over. Further payment information, including our account details is available here.
Spring Teaching Plan
Each term we select a special musical theme and a musical element to study. This spring we’re working on Songs of the Sea and investigating how tempo adds interest and challenges to music making (lento, largo, adagio, vivace, allegro, presto). We’ll also be exploring some seasonal numbers with a view to a possible short performance at the end of term.
Dates for your diary
We provide 10 sessions per term. You can check our lesson dates in the My School menu above. It’s a good idea to note these on your family calendar at home or in your diary; we don’t always start back during the first week of school, and we usually finish ahead of the last week of term. Don’t get caught out!
Do you have all your basic kit?
Now is a good time to check through your harmonica kit. As a bare minimum, every student must have..
• At least one working harmonica (KS1 4 hole Speedy, KS2 10 hole Airwave)
• A diary with 10 or more blank entries
• An A4 music folder
Items can be ordered individually, or as a Music Pack, using our online Store menu (no log in is necessary to access the Store). Alternatively, parents are welcome to supply their own notebook and folder.