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Run by parents and professional tutors for parents of children who want to learn a musical instrument in a fun and supportive environment

We meet on Saturday mornings at Manorbrook School, Thornbury, and run a variety of activities for children aged between 4 and 18.

Our aim is to remove barriers to learning an instrument and to make it fun!   

"Music education matters.  Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to millions who do.

It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"

From:  'How to ensure every child can access a good music education', Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society August 2022

Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to the millions who do. 

 "Music education matters. Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to the millions who do. 

                                                               It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"  

                                                                HOW TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD CAN ACCESS A GOOD MUSIC EDUCATION Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society  August 2022

 "Music education

 "Music education matters. Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to the millions who do. 

                                                               It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"  

                                                                HOW TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD CAN ACCESS A GOOD MUSIC EDUCATION Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society  August 2022

matters. Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to the millions who do. 

                                                               It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"  

                                                                HOW TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD CAN ACCESS A GOOD MUSIC EDUCATION Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society  August 2022

 "Music education matters. Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to the millions who do. 

                                                               It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"  

                                                                HOW TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD CAN ACCESS A GOOD MUSIC EDUCATION Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society  August 2022

We meet on Saturday mornings, during term time, Thornbury, 

and run a variety of activities for children aged between 4 and 18.

Our aim is to remove barriers to learning an instrument and to make it fun!     

                                                             "Music education matters. Young people want to participate in it, and it brings real benefits to the millions who do. 

                                                               It supports educational outcomes, improves health and wellbeing, and creates opportunities in growing sectors of the economy"  

                                                                HOW TO ENSURE EVERY CHILD CAN ACCESS A GOOD MUSIC EDUCATION Ben Cooper, Senior Researcher, Fabian Society  August 2022

 

TAYM welcomes you to Manorbrook School

For further information, please contact  our Administrator: assist.tamt@gmail.com

Autumn Term 2022

17th September 

24th September

1st October

 8th October

15th October

HALF TERM:   22nd and 29th October.  No sessions

 5th November 

12th November

19th November

26th November

  3rd December:   Christmas Concert. Manorbrook School

 

 

 Spring Term 2023

 7th January 

14th January

21st January

28th January

 4th February 

HALF TERM:  11th and 18th February. No sessions

25th February

 4th March 

11th March

18th March

 25th March:   Easter Concert.  Venue to be confirmed

 

Summer Term 2023

22nd April 

29th April

 6th May  (Coronation.  No classes)

13th May

 20th May

HALF TERM:  27th May and 3rd June.  No sessions

10th June 

17th June

 24th June

 1st July 

 8th July

 15th July:  Summer Concert -  to be confirmed

Some examples of the children's work through lockdown

Here are some highlights of the amazing work our children have completed through the last year of lockdown. For more videos, see our YouTube channel.

Lockdown Project - Consider Yourself

Our senior string section spent the Spring 2021 term learning Consider Yourself from the musical Oliver! What a fantastic performance!  

Lockdown Project - Eye of the Tiger

During the Lockdown in 2020, our senior and training orchestra members worked independently to learn their parts to Eye of the Tiger and them came together to record this amazing video.

Lockdown Project - Ode to Joy

These junior musicians have been learning to play the pBone (a light-weight plastic trombone) for less than a year, with most of their lessons taking place virtually. Just look at what they can already do!

Children have fun with recorders, boomwackers, bells and other basic instruments to learn beats and basic music-making

Early years

Our Early Years sessions are fun musical activities for 4- to 6-year-olds

Group lessons and musicianship classes with experienced tutors to cater for children of all abilities

In their second year, children can also  take part in a beginners' orchestra with a variety of instruments 

Let's play!

   lessons for 6- to 10-year-olds or beginners of any age

Designed to give musicians experience of playing in ensembles and orchestras - this is the ideal place for them to hone their skills

Musicians also take part in the TAYM choir

Training orchestra

Training orchestra is designed to give musicians with some experience the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra 

Designed  for more experienced musician, these sessions challenge the children to develop their skills even further. 

Musicians can also choose to take part in choir, attend theory lessons or rehearse in small ensembles

Senior orchestra

Senior orchestra is designed to give more experienced musicians the chance to play in string/wind ensembles and a full orchestra 

Musicians can also choose to take part in choir, theory lessons, ensembles, or swing/jazz ensembles

Swing Band

This is open to any brass or wind player and there’s some great swing, blues, jazz and rock music to play.  We learn together how to improvise.  The group is led by our trombone tutor, Chris White-Horne, who is also the musical director of the Thornbury Swing Band. The session runs at the same time as the choir and theory classes.

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