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Musicianship Programme

The Dorset Music Service works with schools to develop access to music provision across Dorset.

The Musicianship Programme is a 10 week programme of music making. It is available to Key stage 2 pupils across Dorset.

The programme:

  • introduces students to essential musicianship skills and helps them develop them
  • helps students get an early understanding of the skills and ability they need to learn an instrument 
  • aims for all young people to have access to music making opportunities on instruments that are not available in their music class

The programme is run by a musician and class teacher. They work together to spot potential talent which they can develop in a smaller group.

Who funds the programme?

The Arts Council fund the programme along with contributions from participating schools.

Musicianship Programme Continuation

The continuation programme gives students the chance to carry on learning an instrument after the whole class musicianship programme. This would be for a further 20 weeks.

The students learn as a group, taught by one of our talented Music Instructors. They work with them to develop their musicianship skills and encourage them to carry on learning an instrument after 20 weeks.

How is it funded?

Funding is available for six pupils from each class. Schools can give extra funding if more students want to take part.

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