KS2 (8-11 yrs)

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Swindon Music Service has a new online order form being launched for academic year 2023-24


Whole Class Ensemble Tuition

IN2MUSIC – First Access & Continuation programmes

First Access is a taster module delivered over 15-weeks or 30-weeks of the academic year.  The programme ensures that every child can experience enjoyment and success from the very earliest stages of musical learning.  Continuation builds on the performance skills, creativity and aural awareness gained through the First Access programme. These programmes ensure progression and support your pupils to progress to the next level.  Research has shown that 90% of children accessing whole class instrumental teaching benefit from positive health and wellbeing that also improves social skills.

These programmes are delivered by employed specialist music tutors and not self-employed tutors.


Swindon Music Service offers WCET on the following instrument sets:
  • Singing
  • Recorder
  • African Drums (Djembe)
  • Ukulele
  • Guitar
  • Brass (trumpets & trombones)
  • Woodwind (clarinets, flutes)
  • iPads (composition)

WCET is delivered by: Swindon Music Service 

More more details and cost, contact Paul Rowe  paulrowe@smscio.co.uk


Individual and small group tuition


Swindon Music Service takes a flexible approach to instrumental and vocal lessons offering a range of opportunities for children to access.  Lessons are offered in school (during the schools day, subject to headteacher approval), out-of-school at music centre venues, or online lessons.  These lessons are mainly offered in 20 or 30  minutes sessions over a 30-weeks of the academic year, but this can be negotiated with the various organisations outlined below.



  • Violin, viola, cello, ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar
  • Recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon (tenoroon)
  • French horn, trumpet, cornet, trombone, euphonium
  • Drum kit, piano, keyboard
  • Vocal

More more details and cost, contact Lynn Hawkins lhawkins@smscio.co.uk

There are two options when schools offer tuition in their school:

  1. The school buys in blocks of time (a minimum of 1 hour is required per instrument family).  This option attracts free instrument loan through the school admin process
  2. Parent Direct Pay (PDP).  Electronic Registration form Electronic Registration from. This is where parents pay the fees directly to SMS.  We also offer instrument hire at very competitive rates (below commercial rates). Lessons Fees for Parent Direct Pay. Click here.   PDP also attracts our REMISSION grants for both tuition and instrument hire where a family qualifies – See our remissions leaflet Remissions Leaflet

    School Hub Membership

    When your school joins the hub, it opens up a whole new world of support, resources, training  and advice from music education specialists.

    Once you become a member, you can access the materials through a password protected section.  Your school will be sent the password once you join up. School Hub Member Login


    Schools Voice Festivals at KS1&2

    Singing is a unique form of self-expression accessible to all. It promotes self-esteem and emotional well-being, and is a fundamental means of communication. Singing together builds a sense of community, and it is evident in most cultures, celebrations and key moments of life. It is an important part of early learning and development, and is the natural starting point for music-making.

    We believe that by providing a comprehensive singing programme in your school we can support your staff in delivering a valuable musical experience for your pupils.

    Our annual Voice Music Festivals include CPD for school staff and entry in to the Festival for your pupils

    • Junior Voice Festival (usually March of each year with the INSET in January).
    • Christmas Voice Festival (usually November of each year with the INSET in September).

    Your school will receive a log-in to the songs, lyrics and backing & vocal tracks.   Login

    Live Music  Roadshows

    Each year we offer the following live performances in support of your music curriculum:

    • Rock & Pop show
    • Percussion show
    • Wind instruments show
    • Strings show


    Each show lasts approximately 45 minutes

    For more details contact:  paulrowe@smscio.co.uk

    Once you have booked a roadshow, you can choose an available slot on our calendar.  To access the calendar:

    Roadshow booking system


    We are adding new resources to our site all the time.  You can access some free resources or, if you are a hub members school, you can access documents (such as Deep Dive Ofsted), CPD videos and much more.  When you become a member school, you can request a login.

    Resources for your school Free Resources Login


    Curriculum Support

    Schools can request support from Swindon Music Service to develop the following:



    • School Music Plan (new for the NPME v.2)
    • School Music Health check
    • Singing Strategy
    • Online CPD sessions
    • Face-to-face CPD sessions

    To book an online or face to face session click here: Booking Calendar

    Additional Information

    School Music Plan – Make Music Swindon

    Arts Mark Partner support plan

    Model Music Curriculum – SMS Support

    How SMS supports the Music National Curriculum KS2