A slightly belated welcome to the new autumn term! We hope you all had a lovely summer. There is lots going on between now and Christmas so we’ll be in touch again soon with more details. In the meantime, here are some quick reminders and dates for your diaries. EXAMS ABRSM, Trinity and RSL exams… Continue reading Autumn Term
Exams are in full swing and continuing into July. Good luck everyone! Don’t forget to check these links before the big day if you’re with ABRSM: https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-support/apps-and-practice-tools/https://gb.abrsm.org/en/our-exams/instrumental-and-singing-exams/practical-grades/https://gb.abrsm.org/en/exam-support/on-the-exam-day/t We also have lots of certificates that have arrived and are waiting to be displayed in your homes… so please get in touch if you have one missing… Continue reading MUSIC EXAMS
This month is SCMT’s 20th Birthday! 20 years of musical joy and inspiration. 20 years of young musicians learning, thriving and playing their music for us. It feels rather ridiculous to think I was 26 when all this started. So much has happened with SCMT and for me personally too. Time has flown so fast.… Continue reading 20 YEARS OF SCMT!
SCMT is running ABRSM music theory bootcamps over the summer holidays. These are especially beneficial to those looking to achieve grade 5 theory in order to progress to grade 6/7/8 on their instrument. Although our tutors cover theory in the lessons, once the standard of play reaches intermediate level most require extra help. These sessions… Continue reading ABRSM MUSIC THEORY BOOTCAMP
‘An incredible year and a half with Ehsan who has been teaching our son (9) Piano. He is incredibly patient and has been able to continuously keep him engaged – quite a challenge for a kid with ADHD and Dyslexia. He has covered many genres of music, as well as sight reading and composition. He… Continue reading New testimonial
We’ve had more tutors than ever join us since January this year, which has been an amazing feeling since the quiet times of COVID. So many talented and inspired people are springing up locally in Brighton and Oxford (pictured, new recruits May 2023; Roan, Holly, Alex and Asha) Don’t forget to let your friends and… Continue reading New tutors
CONCERTS The concerts in May were as lovely as ever. So much variety and some incredibly brave first-timers. We struggled with dates this time and the only options clashed for many. We’re so sorry for that. Thankfully we managed to accommodate some smaller recitals to make up for it. There are more concerts at Christmas… Continue reading Summer Concerts
Looking to become a teacher with us? Do you have grade 8 on your instrument and a music degree, either completed on in progress? We have local families waiting for you! SCMT is recruiting teachers in Oxford and Brighton for Sept,Oct,Nov,Dec ’23 and Jan ’24. Required in Brighton: Piano, singing, violin, clarinet, trumpet, cello teachers.… Continue reading SCMT is recruiting
I think the most important element of ‘performance art’ sometimes gets lost in the learning process. Our musical journey can become a private one, rarely witnessed. We seek out other people’s performances, but shy away from gifting our own achievements to others. Yet you cannot underestimate the power of having a regular incentive to improve… Continue reading ‘Music is a performance and it needs an audience…’. Michael Tippett
Another amazing weekend of concerts in Brighton… as ever bringing so much joy! It’s heart-warming to see everyone performing their music for friends and family. Concerts provide an incentive to improve skills, build confidence and ultimately ensure music-making is fun and engaging. Musicians are constantly inspired by watching other performers too. From January 2023 we will be offering… Continue reading SCMT CONCERT NEWS
PIANO AND SINGING TEACHERS REQUIRED IN OXFORD AND BRIGHTON Traditional, local, specialist music school, since 2004 University locations, private studios, schools, client premises Full and part time positions available Flexible working hours if needed £32 plus per hour 1 on 1 tuition Mentoring where required Full vetting provided Enquire direct: [email protected] or use the ‘contact us‘ page… Continue reading SCMT is hiring!
What an incredible two weekends of charity concerts! We’re so proud of everyone that performed in Oxford and Brighton. From very young beginners to advanced teens, the joy and inspiration was sheer magic… Performing music for others is so important. It gives young musicians focus, an incentive to improve and a strong purpose to their… Continue reading SUMMER 2022 CONCERTS
“We’ve recently been specifically inundated with enquires for 1 on 1 piano and singing lessons and although actively recruiting, are struggling to keep up with the flow in Oxford and Brighton! Although many pro musicians and students are away for the summer, most of these families are requesting weekly lessons after school or at the… Continue reading SCMT teaching opportunities
SCMT is the largest and most highly SCMT is the largest and most highly recommended private instrumental teaching service for children and adults in Oxford and Brighton. Join us! Music teachers required for local 1 on 1 tuition In universities, schools, local studios, at home From 2 – 30 hours a week available. You decide!… Continue reading We’re Recruiting New Music Teachers
This year we are sponsored by Ackerman Music and raising money for ‘Wishing Well Music for Health’, specifically in relation to their work at the Royal Alex Hospital in Brighton.
OXFORD summer concert 2022 – Wesley Memorial Church – OX1 2DH – Saturday 25th June 2022 – 3 PM
Guest entry price: £6 for adults
BRIGHTON summer concert 2022 – Brighton Unitarian Church – BN1 – Saturday 2nd July 2022 – 11 AM-7 PM
Guest entry price: £6 for adults
WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THERE!
We’re very excited to announce that our Summer 2022 Charity Concerts are BOOKED!
Sponsored by Ackerman Music and proudly supporting ‘Wishing Well Music for Health’
BRIGHTON. Saturday 2nd July. 11am – 7pm. BRIGHTON UNITARIAN CHURCH
OXFORD. Saturday 25th June. 3 pm onwards. WESLEY MEMORIAL CHURCH
More info to follow next week – including entry deadlines, venue details, our sponsor and fundraising specifics.
Concerts in Brighton and Oxford – December 2021
Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UF
Sunday 5th December 2021, 2pm onwards
Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford. OX1 2DH
Saturday 4th December, 3pm onwards
COME AND JOIN US. MUSIC LIVES TO BE LET OUT!
How much should a young musicians be practising on their new instrument?
We asked some of our SCMT tutors for their opinions… and here they are in brief. Do you agree?
‘Little and often is key and the quicker you implement it, the more they’ll love to play their instrument. Children will soon get bored if they’re not getting better! You don’t want to be paying for someone to repeat what they said the week before, right?’ James
New Piano lesson testimonials!
‘Fantastic tuition and support. Susanna is nothing short of amazing in linking up tutors with students, building a sense of community, keeping everyone up to date with guidance and always encouraging and celebrating the many successes. Sam, our piano teacher for the last 4 years, has seen my daughter through 5 grades, with accolades. It is absolutely not just about the grades and he has encouraged exploration and enjoyment of different musical styles and genres. He is extremely accomplished with a disarmingly light touch that belies the rigour and polish he seeks to instil in his students……..
Listening to music helps children UNDERSTAND music, gain opinions about music, crave more and more music! They’ll discover what they love, what makes their heart sing, what keeps them calm, what inspires them, what intrigues them… and what they aspire to! If children listen to enough different types of music on a regular basis, they will choose to learn an instrument and be motivated to constantly improve. They will work hard to imitate those musicians they admire and they’ll also love the connection it brings to everyone at home. Music brings a family together and wraps you all up in its comfort and energy…