Introduce your whole class to the joy of playing an instrument with our one-year, First Access Music Education (FAME), introductory programme. There are so many benefits for everyone taking part - improved pupil confidence, concentration, self-discipline and teamwork; professional development for the class teacher.

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Regardless of ability, all pupils can take part and learn about performing and composing, listening and appraising, posture and technique. Children are also taught the concepts of pitch (high and low sounds), dynamics (loud and quiet), basic structure, appropriate notation and vocabulary, and will develop an awareness of mood in the music.

"This year we have started FAME at Crowle First School; Y1/2 are learning the African Drums and Y3/4 are learning the Cornet.  We also have a lunch time Ukulele club.  I would like to begin by thanking your staff who support us on all of these.  The children are truly enjoying their lessons, and our music provision has improved greatly thanks to your staff." Head Teacher, Crowle First School

FAME lessons are for one hour each week (45 minutes delivery). For 2024-25, the cost is £48 per hour where a school commits to a full year FAME programme, otherwise £53 per hour. Instruments for FAME are loaned free of charge.

Schools can choose from a range of instruments – clarinet, cornet/trumpet, string band, fife/flute (year 5+), violin, djembe/samba, recorder and ukulele. Instruments for FAME are loaned free of charge. 

Meet our teachers and see some of the many instruments they play in the video below.

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Instruments are provided free of charge to schools for FAME sessions. An administration fee of £100.00 will apply each time a school requests an instrument change part way through the year. 

Terms and conditions for the provision of music services in schools

Schemes of Work

Download FAME instrument agreement form for schools 

Care of instruments documents