Can I try before I commit?
Of course! Just click the Golden Harmonica to the right of the screen, complete your details and select the Free Taster Session option on the registration form. You can also select your favourite harmonica colour (blue, black, pink or yellow subject to availability).
Confirmation of your Taster Session
When we receive your registration, we will call you for a quick chat before sending our confirmation email. Please keep the email safely as this explains how to sign up in full and will list ongoing lesson dates. We will bring your Taster Pack to school. This will contain your 4 hole harmonica and a music sheet with your first tune and the scale of C major mapped out. If anything in our confirmation email is unclear please contact us straight away.
Can I provide my own harmonica?
If you have your own harmonica you are welcome to bring it along. However, do let us know in advance so that we can check your harmonica is suitable; right type, right key, and in tune. For newcomers of all ages, our 4 hole Speedy harmonica is standard issue and the simplest way to get started. Children in Y3-6 will then need to upgrade to a 10 hole Suzuki Airwave to continue our KS2 music programme.
Subscribing in full
Assuming your child enjoys their Taster Session, you will be ready to sign up. Let us know as soon as you have completed your Taster Session as we will need to organise ahead of your next session. Firstly, we will need your subscription for ongoing sessions as explained in our confirmation email. Secondly, you will need some essential music kit – harmonica, A4 pocket folder, small notebook and pen. Children in Reception and Y1-2 continue sessions using their 4 hole taster harmonica. Children in Y3-6 will need to order a 10 hole Suzuki Airwave harmonica for ongoing sessions. Parents can provide their own kit or order a Music Pack in our online Store. Finally, you just to let your child’s class teacher and the school office know you will now be attending sessions regularly.
What if we don’t wish to sign up?
Please let us know so that we can offer your place to another child, and thank you for trying out. No need to return your taster harmonica – you can enjoy playing it at home!