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Surrey Arts online music learning and resources

Surrey Arts Online Music Learning Programme

Surrey Arts Online Learning (SAOL) is our exciting new programme for teaching music lessons remotely. Online learning will support your child to continue to make musical progress and provide a sense of structure during this challenging time.

Surrey Arts teachers will use ZOOM Conferencing to deliver live lessons via the internet and instructions for parents, guardians and tutors on how to use these apps are included in our technical guidance.

Our online lessons will initially only be available for our existing students, however we hope to welcome new students soon! Please email surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk if you are interested in having lessons.

Students will need access to a suitable device with audio and visual capabilities as well as access to Wi-Fi.

If you are having issues using Zoom for lessons, you can email our technical support: surreyartstechsupport@surreycc.gov.uk

Not all tutors will be available to teach immediately, but the programme will grow over the coming weeks. If your child's teacher is not available to teach online we will endeavour to allocate them to another teacher, subject to availability.

Costs

Lesson charges and times will follow our normal structure. However, we will be providing the first lesson free so will only be charging for nine lessons instead of ten. Although we are currently only able to facilitate one-to-one lessons, we hope to expand this further and offer group lessons soon. Students learning in a group will be given the opportunity to sign up to individual lessons if they wish to do so.

  • £144.90 for 10 individual, 20 minutes lessons (first lesson free,usually £161.00)
  • £207 for 10 individual, 30 minutes lessons (first lesson free, usually £230)

Further information

We have developed safeguarding guidelines and technical guidelines to ensure a quality experience is delivered in a safe environment. If you have further questions please email surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk

Our usual terms and conditions will apply for online learning.


Online Inclusion Programme

Before the current health crisis, Surrey Arts was delivering a diverse range of activities which aimed to enhance the lives of young people who may be experiencing challenging life circumstances.

We know that music provides a vital creative outlet and a sense of stability and connection for children and young people and we are acutely aware how important it is to continue this offer for children whose parents and carers are key workers, as well as vulnerable children who are now in isolation.

With that in mind we have been working hard to put together an online music offer that is inspirational, diverse, educational, fun and safe for all involved.

Surrey Arts is now offering 10 free lessons for the summer term for young people from the following groups:

  • Looked After Children in community homes or in foster care
  • Care leavers up to the age of 25
  • Children who attend Short Breaks funded special schools (music lessons could be either at the school or in the child's home)
  • Young people who attend alternative education settings (online lessons to take place within education settings such as Pupil Referral Units, mental health settings etc)
  • Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children
  • Young refugees
  • Young carers
  • UP! Orchestra members

For more information please email: surreyarts@surreycc.gov.uk


Online music resources

There are plenty of teaching and learning resources available on the internet. We have compiled a range of resources on the Surrey Music Hub Online Resources web page ranging from free music scores, activities for children and families, tuition clips and teaching and learning apps.


Online arts resources

We have established great links with local artists through the Surrey Artists Open Studios, Arts Partnership Surrey, DAISY, Surrey Hills Arts and being part of many county wide arts projects. Together with Surrey Hills Arts and SAOS we have put together a series of four and eight week workshops provided by experienced Surrey artists.

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