Tuition to individual pupils and small groups for instrument and voice by EMS specialist music teachers in line with the needs of the school. Schools request teachers on an hourly basis (minimum 2 hours) and are charged directly by EMS. Schools recoup costs from parents as necessary.
For more details, see Individual and Small Group Tuition
Tuition to whole classes on one or more related instruments delivered in accordance with the requirements of the ‘National Plan for Music Education’.
The EMS WCET programme is called Spark! This is delivered as a programme of sessions delivered to a school class across the school year. For schools new to WCET, EMS also offers a shorter programme of classes which runs across a single term – Sparklite. This enables schools to experience and evaluate WCET.
These provisions are delivered by one lead teacher and one assistant teacher, and include the loan of the instruments selected for the programme. EMS provide either or both of these specialist music teachers in line with the needs of the school. Subsidises are available for the first WCET provision in each school (first access).
For more details, see Spark!
Leading of school ensembles (orchestras, bands, choirs) by EMS specialist music teachers in line with the needs of the school. Schools request teachers on an hourly basis (minimum 2 hours) and are charged directly by EMS.
EMS supports schools interested in starting a new ensemble through its Kickstart Ensemble programme. EMS will provide a teacher free of charge for an agreed period – typically one year – to help the school assess interest in the ensemble and get the ensemble established. After one year the Kickstart provision ceases or becomes part of the regular (chargeable) EMS School Ensemble provision.
EMS also offers Tutti Ensembles. These are delivered and administered by EMS directly within a school setting and are open to pupils in neighbouring schools. These provisions ensure that all pupils have the opportunity to play and sing together in an Ensemble or Choir.
Kickstart and Tutti Ensembles are free of charge, however, if the ensemble is cancelled without sufficient notice (minimum of a half-terms notice) then the school will be charged at the EMS higher rate to cover the cost of the teacher.
For more details, see School Ensembles
EMS hires instruments to Ealing residents and Schools at subsidised rates.
For more details, see Instrument Hire
The EMS ‘Endangered Species’ programme encourages young people in learning musical instruments with a national shortage of players.
These include: Double Bass, Bassoon, Oboe, French Horn and Tuba.
Participating pupils receive free tuition and instrument hire from EMS – the only conditions are the pupils commitment to learning and participation in Cadenza, the EMS Music Centre.
For more information Lee Marchant
EMS provides CPD regular opportunities for teachers and music co-ordinators through sessions delivered by EMS staff and in conjunction with partners.
Visit CPD for more details.
EMS provides regular programmes of events for schools. These include:
For more details, click the links above or visit Events
Charanga is a modern, exciting, digital resource for instrumental and music curriculum teachers.
Purchased through EMS, Charanga costs £150.00 per year — the Musical School programme normally costs £195.00, but EMS is subsidising the cost as part of our support for all Ealing primary schools.
Alternatively, you can get Charanga for free by joining the Ealing Music Service membership scheme. For more details see Membership
To place a direct order for the Charanga Musical School programme;
Enter the name of your school in the box then click confirm school.
You will then have 2 options: select Order Now to place an order immediately.
You will then be asked for some additional details after which you click the green button at the bottom and you will be issued with a school licence, user name and password. You can then register as many colleagues with user names and passwords as need them.
Schools will be billed on a termly basis through the EMS School Billing Advice Invoice.
The Schools Membership programme is designed to encourage schools participation in the EMS programme by providing further discounts for EMS services and partner services.
School membership currently costs less than a basic Charanga licence (!) and includes:
For more details, see Membership