SYM membership subscriptions

Swindon Young Musicians club offers a variety of membership subscriptions as follows:

  • Saturday SYM club
  • Tuesday Rock pod / Rock School club
  • Full membership
  • Platinum Membership ( instrumental lessons, SYM membership)

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Silver SYM Multiple Group Subscription Membership £50 per term

This membership opens up attendance at as many of the groups and ensembles you wish to attend, subject to the timetable at the time. This membership does not include the Rock School. For Rock School see the next membership category).  There is a Junior and Senior section to SYM.  All these activities currently happen at The Platform in Faringdon Road.

To complete an SYM Membership electronic Application Form click on the link:  APPLICATION FORM

Payment methods:

  • By bank transfer
  • Cheque
  • Cash (ensure you keep a receipt)
  • Paying on-line through: Parent Mail (including debit / credit card option

All invoices must be paid in advance of the sessions starting each term.

Silver Pod & Rock School Group Subscription Membership £50.00 per term

This membership allows attendance at the Rock Pod and/or Rock School, which currently takes place on a Tuesday evening at The Platform in Faringdon Road.  At Rock Pod, you will be introduced to learning from the beginning in an informal way where musical notation will not form a barrier to learning.  You will start to learn the skills to play in a rock/pop band before progressing into Rock School.

At Rock School, you will learn to hone your skills on the Rock/Pop band instruments.  The second part of the evening you will start to perform in your very own Rock/Pop band and start to get ready for live performances.

Payment methods:

  • By bank transfer
  • Cheque
  • Cash (ensure you keep a receipt)
  • Paying on-line through: Parent Mail (including debit / credit card option

All invoices must be paid in advance of the sessions starting each term.

Silver-Plus SYM & Rock School Multiple Group Subscription Membership £75 per term

This membership allows you to attend SYM groups and ensembles and also Rock School Bands as outlined above.

To complete an SYM Membership electronic Application Form click on the link:  APPLICATION FORM

Payment methods:

  • By bank transfer
  • Cheque
  • Cash (ensure you keep a receipt)
  • Paying on-line through: Parent Mail (including debit / credit card option

All invoices must be paid in advance of the sessions starting each term.

Platinum SYM & tuition Membership 

Swindon Music Service is also able to offer individual 30 or 20 minute music lesson at our Music Centre - The Platform, online via Zoom or at school and Silver membership of Swindon Young Musicians.

 

SYM Membership plus a 20 minute lesson.   £13.34 (Termly cost for 10-weeks = £133.40)

SYM Membership plus a 30 minute lesson.   £17.50 (Termly cost for 10-weeks = £175.00)

 

 

 

What discounts are avaialble?

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Swindon Music Service offers its local delivery partners in the hub a grant from time-to-time to assist them recruiting children and young people from the categories set out below:

The purpose and eligibility for Pupil Premium can be viewed on the GOV-UK site

The government has set out the following categories to allow parents/carers to apply for Pupil Premium in schools:

Disadvantaged categories:

Disadvantaged pupils Pupil premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 6 recorded as Ever 6 free school meals (FSM) £1,345
Pupils in years 7 to 11 recorded as Ever 6 FSM £955
Looked-after children (LAC) defined in the Children Act 1989 as one who is in the care of, or provided with accommodation by, an English local authority £2,345
Children who have ceased to be looked after by a local authority in England and Wales because of adoption, a special guardianship order, or child arrangements order (previously known as a residence order) £2,345
Service children Service premium per pupil
Pupils in year groups reception to year 11 recorded as Ever 6 service child or in receipt of a child pension from the Ministry of Defence £310

As a part of Swindon Music Service - music inclusion policy we offer the following Remissions on instrumental & vocal tuition and Swindon Young Musicians Club:

Schools Provision

School buys in a block of time and administers payments

As stated above, schools receive Pupils Premium for the above categories and this fund can be used for instrumental and vocal lessons.  As a result, if a school purchases a block of time for instrumental & vocal tuition during the school day, they can use the remissions grant along with the Pupils Premium to supplement the cost.

All children & young people (C&YP) receive a free loan of an instrument for the duration of these lessons through this system.

Parent/Carers apply for lessons and pay directly to the Music Service through the Parent Direct Pay

In addition, The Music Hub identifies funds to assist those children and young people who are receiving free schools meal due to family hardship or are categorised as Looked After Children (LAC) by the Local Authority, when parent/carers are applying for tuition to be undertaken at school during the school day.  Permission for this category has to be gained from the head teacher of the school. Grants are offered (subject to funding from time to time) as follows:

  • All categories listed in the table (less the LAC categories) above, (due to financial hardship) reduction of fees for first choice lessons (not available for multiple instrument lessons):
    • 20 minute individual lessons: 60% discount.
    • 30-minute paired lessons:  60% discount (subject to two learners being available on the same instrument).
    • Instrument hire costs: 60% discount.
  • LAC reduction of fees for first choice lessons (not available for multiple instrument lessons). Pupils also get free  attendance at Swindon Young Musicians club as a part of this agreement:
    • 20-minute individual lessons: 100% discount  free tuition (not available for multiple instrument lessons).
    • Instrument hire costs: 100% discount (Free hire).

To prevent you having to provide further proof of receiving these benefits the school can verify this on your application form.  Alternatively, you giving permission for us to approach the school for verification.

Out-of-School Provision

Swindon Music Centre

A  discount of 60% on subscription fees as follows:

  • Families who receive Income Support or Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance.
  • Families who receive Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190.
  • Families who receive the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
  • Families who receive support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999

Reductions in fees for school or out-of-school tuition:

  •  reduction of fees for first choice lessons (not available for multiple instrument lessons):
    • 20 minute individual lessons: 60% discount on the fees.
    • 30-minute paired lessons:  60% discount on the fees (subject to two learners being available on the same instrument).
    • Instrument hire costs: 60% discount.
  • LAC ( or children who have ceased to be LAC by the LA because of adoption, Special Guardianship Order (SGO) or child arrangement order - previously known as residence order) reduction of fees for first choice lessons (not available for multiple instrument lessons). Pupils also get free  attendance at Swindon Young Musicians club as a part of this agreement:
    • 20-minute individual lessons: 100% discount on fees - free tuition (not available for multiple instrument lessons).
    • Instrument hire costs: 100% discount on instrument hire costs (Free hire).

Swindon Young Musicians - Club Subscription

Membership subscription fees also receive a discount of 60% on subscription fees as follows:

    • Families who receive Income Support or Income-Based Job Seeker’s Allowance.
    • Families who receive Child Tax Credit and have an annual taxable income, as assessed by the Inland Revenue that does not exceed £16,190.
    • Families who receive the guaranteed element of State Pension Credit.
    • Families who receive support under part VI of the Immigration & Asylum Act 1999
  • LAC ( or children who have ceased to be LAC by the LA because of adoption, Special Guardianship Order (SGO) or child arrangement order - previously known as residence order) reduction of fees for first choice lessons 100% discount is offered (Free membership).

Useful Documents:

Remissions Leaflet - SMS Remissions https://smscio.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Remissions-Trifold.pdf

Special educational needs and disabilities ( SEND ) can affect a child or young person's ability to learn. They can affect their: behaviour or ability to socialise, for example they struggle to make friends.

...so whether we are  teaching in large or small groups, or individual tuition, we  take an inclusive approach.