Charanga produces engaging, exciting, innovative digital music teaching and learning resources to support music teachers and their students.
The programmes and resources have been highly acclaimed, with testimonials coming from top educationalists across the country, and are used in over 3,000 schools by more than 10,000 teachers.
With Warwickshire, the main support has been for instrumental teachers teaching large groups via Charanga Music Professional. However, last October, an online programme for children to use at home to support their instrumental tuition was introduced - Charanga Music World which is increasingly being taken up. There has also been more support for primary classroom teachers adopting Charanga Musical School, which was nominated by Music Teacher magazine for Best Digital Resource 2013.
Established in 1996, Charanga is now part of the Music Sales Group, Europe’s largest music publishers, and is the digital partner of over 70 music services and hubs in the UK.
Yamaha Music Education
Warwickshire Music in partnership with Yamaha Music Schools UK
We are delighted that Yamaha Music Schools UK is supporting a massive expansion of our music centre activities for contemporary music.
Ex Cathedra is all about singing. Founded in its home city of Birmingham by Artistic Director Jeffrey Skidmore, Ex Cathedra aims to explore, discover, and commission the finest choral music, and share our knowledge, expertise, and love of singing with as many people as possible through high quality performances, workshops, education and training initiatives, and community projects not only in Birmingham and the West Midlands, but across the UK and internationally.
Ex Cathedra’s whole school singing programme ‘Singing Playgrounds’ is a major part of the singing strategy for the Warwickshire Music Hub. It has been running since 2015 and involves up to 6 schools and 1,000 children every term in a high quality musical and singing experience for everyone in the school community.
Leamington Music champions chamber music and early music. It puts on a winter season of twenty plus concerts including a monthly string quartet series in Leamington and early music series in Warwick, plus a Music in the Round series.
Its flagship event is the Leamington Music Festival Weekend in early May, which is followed by a Summer Concerts series. The Leamington Music Education Programme, in collaboration with the Warwickshire Music Hub, takes visiting artists into schools and provides workshops and master-classes.
Warwickshire is delighted to expand its partnership with Leamington Music for the 2017-2018 season.
Warwickshire Music is supporting Live Music in Schools through Leamington Music’s education strategy.
Leamington Music is supporting talented young performers in the county groups by offering them a platform alongside their professional ensembles.
Three Rotary Clubs of Rugby
The three Rotary clubs of Rugby - Rugby Rotary, Rugby Dunsmore and Rugby Saturday Breakfast - work together on Youth Service activities. For the past eight years they have supported Warwickshire Music in Rugby enabling them to put on up to five concerts per year in Rugby for school children, both choral and instrumental.
For the past six years they have staged a Young Musician competition in Rugby - with instrumental and vocal categories - which has been strongly supported by Warwickshire Music.
Five years ago the Rotary Club established a fund called Rotary Clubs of Rugby Music Bursary. They raise money for this fund and provide bursaries for young students to enable them to continue with their music studies if their families are struggling financially. This enables them to take part in Warwickshire Music activities and other musical activities. Rotary donated over £2000 including some funding for the Warwickshire Music summer trip to Belgium.
They strongly support the work of the Music Hub in providing opportunities for young people in Rugby, and Warwickshire as a whole, to take part in musical activities and to develop their musical talents.
Stratford Rotary Club
Stratford Rotary supports local charities and international projects through fund raising activities, and encourages the development of young people in a range of activities including public speaking, team building, excellence in design and innovation, and musical performances.
Stratford Rotary are partners with Warwickshire County Music for the purpose of staging an annual Youth Celebrates Concert whereby teams and individuals are encouraged to perform a variety of musical acts to enhance personal confidence.
Virtual School for Children in Care
Our vision is that every child and young person in care is the best they can be. We aim to enable this to happen by having a direct impact on the life experience of children and young people in care through working directly with:
Who is part of the Virtual School?
All children and young people in the care of Warwickshire belong to the Virtual School as well as their mainstream school, wherever they are placed. Children and young people in the care of other authorities who are living and attending schools in Warwickshire also belong to the Virtual School.
How do we work?
Each area of Warwickshire is supported by a fully qualified teacher known as the Virtual School Area Lead. They work closely with the designated teachers in schools, social work teams and carers to support children in care living in the area and ensuring that they are ‘the best they can be’. They monitor the progress of the students, offer advice to designated teachers, social workers and carers and will broker interventions when necessary. There are also two support workers who provide direct interventions with pupils and students when appropriate.
Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra
The Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra is an independent organisation supported by Warwickshire Music and Coventry Music.
The orchestra provides an outstanding opportunity for talented young orchestral musicians to gain invaluable orchestral experience; performing high quality orchestral works in a variety of top quality venues.
Warwickshire Choristers’ aims to encourage all boys and young men to discover their voices and experience the joy of singing. We achieve this through our support and development of open access countywide choirs for boys from primary age through to young adult.
All ‘Warwickshire Choristers’ choirs provide a supportive, challenging environment in which all members can develop both musically and as individuals within the team.
Warwickshire Choristers is a charity registered with the Charity Commission England & Wales (Registered Charity Number 1150219).
The Rotary Club of Warwick shares the aims of very Rotary Club across the world, which is to serve the community both locally and nationally, and as a community organisation we aim to make Warwick a better place in which to live.
Members of the Warwick Rotary club support a major annual schools’ concert that takes place at St. Mary's Collegiate Church in Warwick in the spring.
Warwick schools take part and funds raised go straight back to participating schools to support their music education programmes.
Can I thank you, your school staff and your pupils for their participation in this year’s Schools’ Summer Concert. Local feedback states that it was a fantastic success. This year the interest from schools was almost overwhelming with over 260 young people performing in St Mary’s Church. Most sang, some played really well making the church ring with joyous music.
I just wanted to say thanks for the fantastic afternoon provided by you all on Saturday. My daughter had a brilliant time.
As a parent and a teacher I really appreciate all the hard work that had gone into the day to make it such a success. Thanks so much.