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We teach children aged 4 - 11 to play musical instruments and to develop as well rounded, confident young people! The students have up to 2 hours of lessons each week in small groups and participate in a rich programme of performances and creative workshops. The programme starts in Reception where the children (aged 4 and 5) take part in weekly musicianship sessions. At Key Stage 1 all students (age 5-7) begin to learn the violin with those showing most promise continuing on into Key Stage 2 (age 9-11). The majority of our teaching takes place during the school day to ensure that everyone can participate.
The LMM Learning ethos is one of excellence, inclusion and creativity. Under the guidance of musicianship leader Michele Wolfson, teaching advisor Jillian Leddra and artistic director Prof. Itzhak Rashkovsky. LMM Learning has developed a teaching method that embraces the best of Kodaly, Suzuki and contemporary teaching practice. We call it The Bridge Approach™. This repertoire led approach encourages children to make a confident sound and good progress from the start, whether singing or playing an instrument.
We are committed to raising the profile of high quality music education in the UK and furthering the debate on diversity in classical music. We regularly take part in symposia, conferences and debates as well as promoting our message through local and national media. We were runners up in the DSC Social Change Awards 2012 and were nominated in the inaugral Music Teacher Awards 2013. We support and partner several other music education organisations and start-ups sharing expertise and skills. If you would like to book a member of our team for a speaking engagement or an informal consultancy please contact LMM Executive Director Rob Adediran