The core roles performed by LMEP:
a) Ensure that every child aged 5-18 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument (other than voice) through whole-class ensemble teaching (WCET) programmes for ideally a year (but for a minimum of a term) of weekly tuition on the same instrument.
b) Provide opportunities to play in ensembles and to perform from an early stage.
c) Ensure that clear progression routes are available and affordable to all young people*
d) Develop a singing strategy to ensure that every pupil sings regularly and that choirs and other vocal ensembles are available in the area.
*to enable all learners to access music learning in small groups beyond first access through WCET, an LMEP bursary is available for those in need. New applications can be made in September each year and need to be submitted to the ArtForms office by October half term. Please contact us should you wish to receive further information on the bursary scheme.
The extension roles provided by LMEP:
a) Offer CPD to school staff, particularly in supporting schools to deliver music in the curriculum.
b) Provide an instrument loan service, with discounts or free provision for those on low incomes.
c) Provide access to large scale and / or high quality music experiences for pupils, working with professional musicians and / or venues. This may include undertaking work to publicise the opportunities available to schools, parents/carers and students.