Location: Swindon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire Website: www.swindonmusiccoop.co.uk
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Guitar & Bass

Drums / percussion
Singing / Voice
Piano / Keyboard
Curriculum Music (Primary)
Curriculum Music (Secondary)
Music Theory
Musical Director / Conductor
Songwriting / Composition
Digital Music
Teaching Models:
One to One teaching
Small / medium Group Tuition
Whole Class tuition (Primary)
Large group / ensemble tuition
Performance opportunities
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Email Swindon Music Co-operative Phone 01793 554747

Swindon Music Co-operative

Type Of Organisation: Working with individual artists


Swindon Music Co-operative is an association of music teachers, providing instrumental and vocal tuition in over80 primary and secondary schools in Swindon, Wiltshire and the surrounding area. We provide individual and small/large  group lessons in strings, woodwind, brass, guitar, drums, piano/keyboard and voice.

The Co-operative is a not-for-profit membership organisation, owned by its self-employed members, and governed by an elected Board of Directors. Our office staff provide a full administration and invoicing service to parents and schools.

The Co-operative requires high standards of its members – on joining the organisation, teachers are required to demonstrate a high level of musical performance and teaching skills, an understanding of teaching and learning, and a commitment to professional standards and development. All teachers have an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service before commencing teaching, hold their own public liability insurance, and agree to work to the Co-operative’s Code of Professional Practice. The Co-operative provides Continuing Professional Development to its members through observations of teaching and learning, and annual training sessions.

The Co-operative offers two options for ordering services:
1. Direct billing to parents
2. School bought-in tuition

For more information and current prices, please see our website www.swindonmusiccoop.co.uk or contact our office on 01793 554747 to discuss your requirements.

What I / we help young people achieve

Swindon Music Co-operative aims to provide a high quality music service which encourages participation, achievement and pleasure in music.

Our teachers are committed to developing each pupil’s musical potential according to their individual needs and aspirations, and to making music an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.

Our teachers enable young people to develop in the following areas:
- technical and musical skills on their instrument/voice
- reading notation appropriate to their instrument/voice
- aural awareness
- creative music-making, through improvising and composing
- performing
- acquiring skills for ensemble playing
- independent learning
- enjoyment and confidence in their music-making.

Teachers keep records of pupil progress, and provide an annual report to parents. Music exams may be used as a tool for assessment of progress.

We encourage our pupils to share their musical talents in their schools by performing in assemblies and concerts, and participating in music ensembles wherever possible.

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


  • Term Time
  • After School
  • Weekends
  • School Holidays

Working with special needs

Many of our teachers work with pupils with special needs and adapt their teaching accordingly. We also offer Music Therapy to both young and old alike, in schools, nursing homes or private venues. We work with many Children with challenging behavioural issues, and Music Therapy is a great outlet for them, and they learn a new skill for life.

Taught Instruments

  • Brass
  • Woodwind
  • Strings
  • Guitar & Bass

  • Ukulele
  • Drums / percussion
  • Singing / Voice
  • Piano / Keyboard
  • Curriculum Music (Primary)
  • Curriculum Music (Secondary)
  • Music Theory
  • Musical Director / Conductor
  • Songwriting / Composition
  • Digital Music

Ages Taught

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16+

Level Taught

  • Beginners
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Tasters

Qualifications, Grades & Certificates Taught

  • Instrument grades

Musical Clusters Covered

  • Chippenham
  • Marlborough & Pewsey
  • Malmesbury / WB / Purton
  • Devizes

Our Training & Development

All our Teacher Members are qualified instrumental Teachers. They are all required to undertake CPD training annually,  along with Safeguard Training.