Where to Learn And Practice A Musical Instrument
Many Local Education Authority Music Services provide a range
of opportunities for all ages. All through the week they will provide
music lessons on a range of instruments, and some LEAs will offer
Saturday morning activities as well. The tuition varies in cost
from LEA to LEA as a rough idea you could pay about £13 per individual
half hour session of which you may need to book about 10 or about
£60 for a group membership for a term. The best thing to do is
to contact your school to see what they can provide, and then the
LEA to see what they can provide and at what cost. To get an idea
of the opportunities that are available visit the website of Northamptonshire
County Council www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/Learning/Music+Centres.
Another option is to look through the Yellow
pages to find a music
teacher of which there should be a few.
you or your child is booked on a course or is having lessons it
will be extremely important to practice anything they have learnt.
It is important that the practice is enjoyable and does not become
a chore, otherwise the child or person will lose interest. In order
to motivate and maintain the interest it has got to be fun. If
possible it should become a regular routine and for younger children
it should be done in bite size pieces of say no longer than 10 minutes.
It helps if you listen to your children and offer them encouragement
and praise whenever you can. If you want to find out more about
some useful pointers on practicing a musical instrument visit the
website of the Associated Board of the Royal College of
Music which can be found on our Useful
If you are a member of a band looking for somewhere to practice
in the Lancaster area, the Lancaster Musician Co-operative have
some excellent facilities for hire.They include the following:
To find out further information visit their website musiccoop.co.uk.