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Caversham Music Centre

Caversham Music Centre opened in September 2017 to meet the growing demand for more local junior and intermediate ensembles in the north of Reading. With plans to develop more opportunities for group music making in ensembles, this music centre is set to grow rapidly in the coming months.

The new centre is the base for a range of group activities, providing local children and young people with a safe and friendly environment in which to develop their musical and social skills. All activities are led by highly qualified specialist Maestros tutors.

Caversham Music Centre is now based at Queen Anne's School and is able to offer instrumental lessons on selected instruments on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. To find out more details please e-mail caversham@berkshiremaestros.org.uk.

The Woodwind group ensembles are still based in the music department at Highdown School.

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Lessons

Once Caversham Music Centre has relocated to Queen Anne’s School in September 2018 we will be able to provide lessons after school on Wednesdays and Thursdays on various instruments (subject to the availability of our teachers). We will be able to take advantage of the newly refurbished teaching rooms and brand new pianos to teach in. You can register for lessons at the new Caversham Music Centre now or if you would like to make enquiries about which instruments we will be able teach there, please e-mail us using caversham@berkshiremaestros.org.uk.

Lessons are fun and interactive and provide children with the skills and knowledge to become excellent musicians. Sessions are tailored to individual needs and can build up to music examinations or simply focus on the enjoyment of playing. It might also be possible to hire an instrument from us if you are interested in lessons but don't own an instrument (subject to availability and our usual terms and conditions of instrument hire).

Find out more about the range of lessons we offer.

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Ensembles

Caversham Music Centre currently provides opportunities for young musicians to join three ensembles at Highdown School. From September 2018 some of these ensembles will move to Queen Anne's School allowing us to increase the number of ensembles that children can join in Caversham.

Ensembles provide a perfect opportunity for young musicians to enjoy playing as part of a team, improving and enhancing many areas of their learning. Their knowledge of repertoire will be extended and they will learn more about techniques and musicality.

Ensembles also enable young musicians to come together to share a joint passion, create new lasting friendships and simply have fun.

 

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ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES AT HIGHDOWN SCHOOL

 
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Clarinet Choir Thursday Highdown School 16.00 - 16.30 Grade 1+
Caversham Woodwind Thursday Highdown School 16.45 - 17.45 Beginner to grade 5
         

ENSEMBLE OPPORTUNITIES AT QUEEN ANNE'S SCHOOL

As this new music centre develops, additional ensembles and groups will be added. Please monitor this page for all updates on the development of this exciting new satellite centre.
Groups Day Place Time Ability/Age
Caversham Young Singers Thursday Queen Anne's School 16.45 - 17.30 School Years 3 - 7
Caversham Guitars Thursday Queen Anne's School 17.30 - 18.15 Beginner to grade 5
Caversham Strings Thursday Queen Anne's School 18.00 - 18.45 Beginner to grade 3

Contact Information:

Catherine Wilkins, Music Centre Manager

0118 901 2366

caversham@berkshiremaestros.org.uk

Queen Anne’s School, Henley Road, Caversham, Reading, RG4 6DX.

Woodwind Ensembles: Caversham Music Centre, Highdown School, 
Surley Row, Emmer Green, Reading RG4 8LR

 

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If you need to visit the office or Music Centre, you should phone in advance to arrange an appointment.

Please be aware the Music Centre is not open during school holidays. If you wish to drop off an instrument during the school holidays you may do so at Reading Music Centre.

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