Salisbury Area Music Co-operative
Type Of Organisation: Working with individual artists
Providing teachers in over 50 primary and secondary schools across Salisbury and South Wiltshire, Salisbury Area Music Co-operative (SAMC) is a team of highly skilled and experienced self-employed music teachers offering professional music tuition of the highest standard.
Our members believe in maintaining a pupil-centred approach which aims to nurture a life-long enjoyment of music making. We offer individual and small group instrumental lessons, whole and half-class First Access programmes, ensemble, vocal and curriculum tuition. All SAMC members are former Wiltshire Music Service teachers and Associate Providers in their own right.
The Co-operative is wholly owned by its members and run by an elected board of Directors. Our administration is able to either invoice directly to parents or via schools.
To find out more information about SAMC, see biographies of all of our members and also find links to application forms for lessons, please visit our website: www.salisburyareamusiccooperative.com
What I / we help young people achieve
Salisbury Area Music Co-operative aims to inspire and motivate young musicians to maximise their potential and to develop a love of music that will last long into adulthood.
Musical success can be measured in numerous ways and our teachers work hard to tailor their methods and strategies to bring the best out in everyone.
Pupils learning with SAMC teachers can expect to develop their musical skills along with a high level of technique, music reading and aural awareness. Our teachers encourage creativity through performance, improvisation and membership of ensembles in schools, SAYM and the wider community.
The Co-operative issues a practice diary to every pupil so that targets and achievements can be communicated easily. Annual reports are provided to parents in the Summer term. Music exams are also encouraged where appropriate.
Opportunities for children & young people
- To learn to play an instrument and / or develop skills on an instrument
- To learn to sing
- 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
- Term Time
- After School
Working with special needs
Many of our teachers are highly skilled at working with pupils with special needs and keeping up to date with the latest strategies to maximise their potential.
- Guitar & Bass
- Singing / Voice
- Piano / Keyboard
- Curriculum Music (Primary)
- Curriculum Music (Secondary)
- Music Theory
- Musical Director / Conductor
Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught
- Instrument grades
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Trinity music examinations/grades
ABRSM examinations/grades and music medals
Duke of Edinburgh award
GCSE and A Level Music Performance
Musical Clusters Covered
- Salisbury / Wilton
- Mere & Tisbury
Our Training & Development
SAMC educators are committed to continuing to make use of opportunities for professional development.