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Our popular Saturday Music Clubs engages children in a creative and fun method of learning to read, write, compose, transcribe and perform music. Our Musical Enrichment Programme© teaches children about the history of music, musical styles, composers, orchestral instruments and much more. For complete beginners to experienced young musicians.
What you can expect from our Saturday Music Club
- Preparation for ABRSM Theory exams.
- Average Tutor/Pupil ratio 1:3
- All our tutors have at least one music degree
- Sponsored by Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
- Fees £45 per week, plus £17.50 termly workbook fee
- We accept childcare vouchers
Summer Term 2019
2-4pm | The Hut Alpha Place Chelsea SW3 5SZ
Apr 27 | May 4 11 18 25 | Jun 8 15 22 29 | Jul 6
Choose a minimum of 5 to 11 dates to suit
Autumn Term 2019
2-4pm | The Hut Alpha Place Chelsea SW3 5SZ
Sep 7 14 21 28 | Oct 5 12 19 | Nov 2 9 16 23 30 | Dec 7
Choose a minimum of 5 to 13 dates to suit
Developing fully-rounded young musicians, building life skills & self-confidence
Pupils in the Seniors Group at our Saturday Music Club are taught to read, write, perform and compose music, as well as develop vital Aural & Sight Reading skills, all of which combine to create and develop well-rounded young musicians. The children are taught to accurately transcribe a rhythm/melody on manuscript that is performed to them, identify harmonic & melodic intervals, sing back a melody, and describe the texture of a piece.
Numerous life skills are developed, including analytical, aural, sight-reading, spatial-temporal, non-verbal reasoning, increased neural processing and activity, memory recall, and much more. Building confidence and skills for life.
Saturday Club Musical Enrichment Programme
Our Musical Enrichment Programme has been developed to deliver a broader musical education, beyond the limitations of the school curriculum. This term’s programme includes 1:1 violin tuition, song-writing and composition.
ABRSM Theory exam preparation
ABRSM Theory exams prepared for including accelerated Grade 5 Theory exam preparation. Some of our eleven year olds are studying for ABRSM Grade 6 Theory – an exam which attracts UCAS points. Pupils at this level are allocated a dedicated Tutor.
We prepare those pupils who wish to sit ABRSM Theory Exams from Grade 1 to 8. These exams are accredited by OFQUAL and higher grades attract UCAS points. Click here for more information on accreditation.
Integral to the Saturday Club syllabus is an education in Aural development, Sight Reading and Sight Singing – all of which have an important role in the ABRSM Practical exams. Click here to view ABRSM exam results and Scholarship Awards of pupils of Chelsea Quavers.
Tracking your Child’s Progress
Each week a summary of your child’s progress is recorded. Upon request, we can provide parents with feedback at any given point during the term.
In each Saturday Club class, we readily encourage those pupils who learn an instrument to perform at the Club to fellow children and Tutors. This is particularly important for those sitting ABRSM practical exams or preparing for a concert at school. The pupils also enjoy regular music demonstrations of a variety of instruments including cello, piano, violin, bassoon, guitar (electric & acoustic), trombone. This gives the children the opportunity to get up close and try out a number of instruments.
Small tutor groups – all our tutors have music degrees
All children in the Saturday Music Club work at their own individual pace, and small Tutor Groups of an average of four children per Tutor ensure a healthy balance of 1:1 attention and group interaction. Pupils are taught using a combination of the acclaimed series of Chelsea Quavers’ Music Puzzles©, the ABRSM syllabus and the Chelsea Quavers Sight Reading Programme© and CHENGA!© Pupils participate in a variety of fun and lively group activities and games including listening to different styles of music, learning about composers & musical periods, orchestral families, seating etc.
At our studio in Chelsea, London, we have created a friendly and supportive environment with highly qualified and experienced Tutors hand-picked for their ability to positively and intuitively engage with children. All our Tutors have a minimum of one to three Music Degrees from a globally recognised Conservatoire or Music College.