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The latest information about Music Partnership North with advice and resources about online music tuition, home schooling, music resources and latest guidance or support available.

This page was last updated on 4 Feb 2021

Information for Parents - Online music tuition

If your child's school is not currently allowing music tutors into the school then we will still offer an online service where possible. All the relevant information and registration process can be accessed by following this link (please be aware that a separate parental consent form will need to be completed prior to lessons starting.) The cost of online lessons are: 20 mins £12.00 and 30 mins £17.50.

Information for Schools - Risk Assessments

Music Resources

BBC Bitesize and YouTube showing the traditions and origins of:

A helpful list of music resources including ones created by us with Culture bridge linked here.

Maintenance of Instruments

MPN Office Team contact details can be found here.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us on 01670 624045

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Music Partnership North's ensembles are now online!  

"I really helped my daughter feel less isolated.  Music is her only extra-curricular activity and these groups were wonderful for her mentally!"
"Honestly, it's the best Christmas present anybody could have given us and the children's grandparents too.  THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts"
These are just a few of the comments we received from parents following the autumn ensembles project Unity Through Music online concert.  With over 1700 views so far, we are delighted at how well it has been received.  Please follow the link to watch the video: Unity Through Music Online Concert
Music and the arts are a fantastic way of coming together, even online, and after the success of last term we are now arranging the next two terms activities for the ensembles. If you would like your child to be involved in one of the ensembles below, please watch the video and get in touch.  
The Northumbrian Ranters – fiddle, flute, Northumbrian Pipes, cello, harp, accordion, percussion, concertina, guitar and keyboard play traditional/folk music. The rehearsal times are 7.00 till 8.30 on the following dates: 
March 4th 
March 25th 
April 22nd 
May 13th 
May 27th 
Northumberland Youth Ensemble – suitable for strings, brass, woodwind, or percussion. 7-8:30pm:
24th February 
10th March 
21st April 
12th May 
9th June 
Hoolies - for singers/vocalists of all ages and abilities. 6 PM 
Tuesday 23rd February    
Tuesday 9th March  
Tuesday 13th April  
Tuesday 18th May   
Tuesday 8th June   
Tuesday 29th June 
Young Pipers Group – any Northumbrian small pipe player is welcome to join and play traditional tunes and have fun!
Bedlington Community and Youth Brass Band – Students or adults playing cornet, flugelhorn, tenor horn, baritone, euphonium, trombone, or tuba are welcome to join this group and make music together. 
2nd March  
16th March 
20th April 
11th May  
8th June 
How the sessions work?
  • 6 rehearsals over the next two terms taking place in the evening
  • 90-minute per rehearsal max 
  • Everyone in each ensemble coming together at the beginning of rehearsals
  • Breaking down into smaller groups and them coming back together in rehearsals
  • All rehearsals will be recorded and available for people to access if they wish, through a secure channel
  • All music will be sent to students in advance
  • Each session will be led by one of our tutors
  • Sessions will start at the end of January
What do I need to do next to be involved? 
Please follow this link to sign up Online Application Form
Read the attached documentation and complete the parental consent form, scan, and return to Fiona.Johnstone@northumberland.gov.uk  
Follow this link and select pay ensemble fees of £75 per student, per ensemble. 
Look out for the email from your ensemble leader with the rehearsal dates and times!

Financial support is available for families by following this link MPN Charity
Please note students will be recorded and shown on social media so please take this into account when making your decision to be involved in the ensembles.  If you would like to discuss this in more detail, then please do get in touch with Fiona.Johnstone@northumberland.gov.uk