A.C.T.S Theatre Arts School (A Chance To Sparkle)
Type Of Organisation: Choir
We provide high quality tuition in piano, keyboard, voice, brass and woodwind throughout Wiltshire, in and out of schools. We also offer curriculum music, music technology sessions, choir and ensemble sessions to schools. All our instrumental staff have a minimum requirement of a music degree and a high level of performance skills and hold enhanced DBS certificates. Some of our staff work with famous vocalists worldwide, several have worked on a West end stage and we have directors of stage and screen including for the BBC on our books. We also run as a theatre school on Saturday mornings delivering high quality tuition in the performing arts, more details of which can be found on our website.
If you are a school interested in our services please contact us via email to discuss your specific requirements further.
What I / we help young people achieve
Some people learn music in order to learn a new skill, some for simple enjoyment, some to build confidence and some as an escape from difficult lives. Whatever your reason we can help. We have a 100% pass rate in exams at all grades with in excess of 60% gaining merit or distinction marks. If you prefer, quality tuition can still be delivered without the need for exams. We have worked with students from many different backgrounds, some with learning disabilities and with autism. Our staff have a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to suit all needs.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- To create / write music and / or lyrics
- To develop recording /production skills
- To play, perform music with others
- To learn things about oneself , other subjects or life-skills through musical activity
- To work with and support other young musicians
- To develop their wellbeing
- Term Time
- After School
- School Holidays
Working with special needs
Experience with Aspergers, Autism, learning disabilities, selective mutism and with children from difficult backgrounds (neglect and abuse).
- Singing / Voice
- Recording & Producing
- Piano / Keyboard
- Electronic / Computer Music
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
Lamda drama, musical theatre, voice
Musical Clusters Covered
- Trowbridge (CSL)
- Salisbury / Wilton
- Marlborough & Pewsey
- Warminster & Westbury
“A.C.T.S music is very engaging and inspires children to achieve their very best. They make music a fun and enjoyable experience for all abilities and I would whole heartedly recommend them.” – Kelandie Ash, Head at North Bradley primary school.
“They energise my voice” – W, year 2 St Katharines primary school when talking about his class music sessions.
“Inspiring” – I, year 2 Preshute primary school about her choir sessions.
“I used to be afraid of standing in front of crowds, now I’m not afraid any more” – M, year 6 Preshute primary school.
“Music’s Amazing” – M, year 1 St Katharines primary school.
“A.C.T.S have worked at St Katharine’s for a number of years during which time they have delivered whole class music, developed music for individuals for a range of instruments and singing, worked with and grown our school choir. They are instrumental in the development of many school wide productions involving both singing and drama.
A.C.T.S are an integral part of the ‘music offer’ at our small school and have played no small part in raising the profile of this area of the curriculum and the children’s enjoyment and engagement in it.” – Niki Jones, Head at St Katharine’s primary school.
Our Training & Development
Cluster meetings attended.
Safeguarding regularly undertaken.
Supervision of all staff undertaken each year to ensure high standards maintained.
Research of the latest music teaching techniques and resources for all branches of our work. This knowledge is then passed on to our staff via regular meetings to enable them to deliver high quality tuition in an ever developing way.