Denbighshire Music Co-operativeParents Guide To Our Service
Who We Are
The Co-operative will provide your child with an instrument and the tutor will help guide you and your child into choosing the correct instrument that is most suitable. Please note that some instruments (harps, drum kits, etc) are not available for loan from DMC due to stock limitations.
We offer tuition on violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, recorder, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone, tuba, French horn, drum kit, orchestral percussion, piano, electric keyboard, guitar (acoustic, classical, electric and bass), ukulele, voice, music theory and aural work.
Music Mania Summer School
All Denbighshire pupils will have the opportunity to attend our Co-operative annual summer school ‘Music Mania’. This is held in August each year in Ruthin and is a week-long, non-residential course both for instrumentalists and non-instrumentalists. This course is often an introduction to music lessons as we have a ‘creative’ group on the course where children are introduced to several different instruments during the week. The course features sports, crafts, art and drama, and has a team of bilingual visiting tutors on hand to make sure your child has a super week.
Music Mania is open to all pupils aged 7 to 18 see www.musicmania.education to apply.
Lessons will always be on a set day of the week. The tutor is not responsible for catching up lessons if your child is absent for any reason, including forgetting their instrument! Once your child starts tuition please ensure they attend each session and arrive at school with music and instrument on lesson day. Your support and encouragement is vital.
Lessons can only be cancelled in writing to your child’s school at the end of each full school term, with parents having to continue to pay for the following half term as a period of notice for the tutor.
Our tutors are all very experienced in their own areas and will support any pupil considering giving up. We never like to see the end of a pupil’s musical journey; sometimes a chat and a little encouragement is all that’s needed for them to continue and to learn a valuable lesson in life skills.
Communication is important if you are unhappy with any aspect of our service – we aim to give your child the very best musical experience and will endeavour to solve any problems that may arise along the way. Our Director is always happy to meet with parents/guardians if requested.