ABOUT THE SATURDAY SCHOOL


General information

Our Saturday School is open to students aged 6 to 21 years who live or study in Hackney. We run for 30 weeks a year at Stoke Newington School, Clissold Road, London N16 9EX. At the end of each term we present a public concert that showcases our musicians’ playing in instrumental solos, ensembles, orchestral and vocal repertoire. Many of our students take ABRSM and Trinity College London exams.

The instruments currently taught in one-to-one tuition are:

Strings – violin, viola, cello, double bass

Woodwind – flute, oboe, clarinet, recorder

Brass – french horn, trumpet

Percussion

For students who do not have their own instrument, we offer instrument hire from our own collection. Look at the Fees section for information about cost.

 

Our curriculum for September 2019 to July 2020

Academic year 2019-20 was very busy for us. Based on consultation with parents/carers, students and other stakeholders and with the appointment of our first Chief Executive, we explored how we might create a broader and stronger music curriculum that supports all students, existing and new. We decided to create a plan that aims to develop a wider and more critical engagement with music and one that maximises the educational outcomes of students. This plan is designed to support the organisation’s sustainability whilst advancing our social diversity, accessibility and community engagement.

Up until July 2019, our instrumental provision consisted of one-to-one tuition, Junior Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and a music theory class. In September 2019 we introduced a considerably enhanced curriculum which includes new and existing activity. The components of our new curriculum – which can be taken as part of a package or as stand-alone subjects – are:

  • One-to-one Instrumental tuition of 30 minutes (existing)
  • Extended tuition (45 minutes) for higher grade students (partly new)
  • Additional spaces for existing 0ne-to-one tuition (new)
  • Introduction of recorder one-to-one tuition (new)
  • 6 to 8 year olds package that includes Recorder, Vocal & Musicianship and Reading & Writing (new)
  • Choral Group or Musical Science Group (new)
  • Primary Orchestra for Grades 0-1 (new)
  • Junior Orchestra for Grades 1-3+ (existing)
  • Chamber Orchestra for Grades 3+ and above (existing)
  • Instrumental Ensembles for mixed or same instruments & Sectionals (new)
  • Theory & Aural class Grades 1-3 (new)
  • Theory & Aural class Grades 4-5 (new)
  • Aural class Grades 6-8
  • Performance Workshop – bonus class (new)
  • Community Choir for 16+ years (new)

 

ONLINE TUITION – Summer Term 2020

1to1 tuition available for orchestral instruments (see top of the page) and voice.

View the flyer HERE.

We are committed to providing continuity and a rewarding musical experience for all our students and staff. During the Summer Term 2020, our Saturday School’s curriculum is delivered online.

We are offering heavily subsidised fees, as well as concessions, to support students and their families during the period of social distancing over the Summer Term 2020.

We have two options available for students who wish to receive online tuition through us (see below).

To sign up, email Vicky Yannoula, Chief Executive, at hyot@hotmail.co.uk.

 

OPTION 1 – INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL TUITION PACKAGE + SUBJECTS (10 weeks)

£198.00 for 30mins 1to1 lesson (£80.00 concessions, for families on low income and/or receiving benefits)

£273.00 for 45mins 1to1 lesson (£120.00 concessions, for families on low income and/or receiving benefits)

1to1 instrumental or vocal tuition, plus subjects below (you can opt out from the subjects; fees are the same)

Subject A (choose one)

  • Reading & Writing for beginners, or
  • Theory & Aural Grades 1-3, or
  • Theory & Aural Grades 4-5, or
  • Aural Grades 6-8

Weekly work-sheets and instructional videos /// Students send their work to tutor; tutor gives feedback /// Two 20mins 1to1 video sessions with each student

Subject B (choose one)

  • Record your instrumental ensemble part, or
  • Record your vocal ensemble part

Music scores in different levels and audio/video backing tracks provided /// Students video-record their instrumental or vocal part/s set by the tutor (full instructions given) /// Students send recordings to tutor; tutor gives feedback /// Unified video recordings are created

View the flyer HERE.

To sign up, email Vicky Yannoula, Chief Executive, at hyot@hotmail.co.uk.

 

OPTION 2 – STAND ALONE SUBJECTS (10 weeks)

£45.00 per subject (£30.00 concessions, for families on low income and/or receiving benefits)

Choose from the following

  • Reading & Writing for beginners, or
  • Theory & Aural Grades 1-3, or
  • Theory & Aural Grades 4-5, or
  • Aural Grades 6-8

Weekly work-sheets and instructional videos /// Students send their work to tutor; tutor gives feedback /// Two 20mins 1to1 video sessions with each student

View the flyer HERE.

To sign up, email Vicky Yannoula, Chief Executive, at hyot@hotmail.co.uk.

 


Group classes timetable for Autumn Term 2019 and Spring Term 2020

The timetable below is for group classes and is subject to change should there be necessary need. All information published here is the latest version and should be taken into account by parents/carers and students who wish to apply.

  • Primary Orchestra – 10:10 to 10:55
  • Junior Orchestra – 10:10 to 10:55
  • Chamber Orchestra – 11:35 to 12:25
  • Theory & Aural class Grades 1-3 – 8:50 to 9:20
  • Theory & Aural class Grades 1-3 – 9:35 to 10:05
  • Theory & Aural class Grades 4-5 – 8:50 to 9:20
  • Theory & Aural class Grades 4-5 – 9:35 to 10:05
  • Aural class Grades 6-8 – varied times (4 or 5 sessions per term)
  • Choral Group or Musical Science Group – 11:35 to 12:20
  • Choral Group or Musical Science Group – 12:35 to 13:20
  • Instrumental Ensembles for mixed or same instruments & Sectionals – starting in Spring Term 2020
  • Performance Workshop ‘bonus class’ – starting in Summer Term 2020
  • Community Choir for 16+ years – in review

Fees for 2019-20 – packages and stand-alone subjects

 

1) One-to-one tuition package (7+ years) – £280 per term (£80 per term concessions for low income families and/or on benefits; contact us for details of required documentation)

One-to-one tuition of 30 mins (45 mins tuition is £320 per term), PLUS a minimum of three and maximum of five subjects:

  • Primary Orchestra for Grades 0-1, 45 mins
  • Junior Orchestra for Grades 1-3+, 45 mins
  • Chamber Orchestra for Grades 3+ and above, 50 mins
  • Instrumental Ensembles for mixed or same instruments & Sectionals, 30 mins (starting in Spring Term 2020)
  • Choral Group or Musical Science Group, 45 mins
  • Theory & Aural Grades 1-3, 30 mins
  • Theory & Aural Grades 4-5, 30 mins
  • Aural Grades 6-8, 30 mins (varied times, 4 or 5 sessions per term)

Students are required to state which three, four or five subjects from the above list, in addition to their one-to-one tuition, they would like to take on. Choices can vary each term and students will be asked to state their choices. Timetables will be created according to the student’s choices. Break times will be taken into account, and the overall time on site will vary between approximately 3 and 4 hours depending on the student’s choices.

We have a limited number of instruments for hire to students at a rate of £45 per term. Concessionary rates are £20 per term.

To apply, please use the online forms:

Package 1 Application form for 6-17 year olds

Package 1 Application form for 18-21 year olds

 

2) Group tuition package (7+ years) – £200 per term (£80 per term concessions for low income families and/or on benefits; contact us for details of required documentation)

Choose a minimum of four and maximum of six subjects:

  • Primary Orchestra for Grades 0-1, 45 mins
  • Junior Orchestra for Grades 1-3+, 45 mins
  • Chamber Orchestra for Grades 3+ and above, 50 mins
  • Instrumental Ensembles for mixed or same instruments & Sectionals, 30 mins (starting in Spring Term 2020)
  • Choral Group or Musical Science Group, 45 mins
  • Theory & Aural Grades 1-3, 30 mins
  • Theory & Aural Grades 4-5, 30 mins
  • Aural Grades 6-8, 30 mins (varied times, 4 or 5 sessions per term)

Students are required to state which four, five or six subjects from the above list they would like to take on. Choices can vary each term and students will be asked to state their choices. Timetables will be created according to students’ choices. Break times will be taken into account, and the overall time on site will vary between approximately 3 and 4 hours depending on the student’s choices.

To apply, please use the online forms:

Package 2 Application form for 6-17 year olds

Package 2 Application form for 18-21 year olds

 

3) 6-8 year olds group tuition package – £160 per term (£80 per term concessions for low income families and/or on benefits; contact us for details of required documentation)

This new package that runs for 12 to 24 months includes the following:

  • Recorder Group class (two classes), 30 mins (up to 7 students per class) – Class 1 is from 10:00 to 10:30, Class 2 is from 11:30 to 12:00
  • Reading & Writing class, 20 mins (up to 14 students) – 10:35 to 10:55
  • Vocal & Musicianship class, 40 mins (up to 14 students per class) – 11:00 to 11:30

To apply, please use the online form:

Package 3: 6-8 year olds

 

4) Stand-alone group tuition – £95 per term (£45 per term concessions for low income families and/or on benefits; contact us for details of required documentation)

Any of the following group subjects can be taken as stand-alone subjects (choose one subject in your application):

  • Primary Orchestra for Grades 0-1, 45 mins
  • Junior Orchestra for Grades 1-3+, 45 mins
  • Chamber Orchestra for Grades 3+, 50 mins
  • Instrumental Ensembles for mixed or same instruments, 30 mins (starting in Spring Term 2020)
  • Theory & Aural Grades 1-3, 30 mins
  • Theory & Aural Grades 4-5, 30 mins
  • Aural Grades 6-8, 30 mins (varied times, 4 or 5 sessions per term)
  • Choral Group or Musical Science Group, 45 mins

To apply, please use the online forms:

Stand alone group tuition Application form for 6-17 year olds

Stand alone group tuition Application form for 18-21 year olds

 

5) Community choir for 16+ years – £10 per term

We aim to start the community choir (45 or 60 mins per session) in the Summer Term 2020

To sign up, please email us at hyot@hotmail.co.uk requesting an application form.

 

6) Whole-day music camp (fees to be confirmed)

We’ll post details as soon as they are available!