SMC New for 2016

We have a number of new initiatives for the 2016–17 year which are detailed below. For additional information any any of these, please contact the office.


Improvisation Group

Monday: 7.00 – 7.45pm. All Ages

Have you ever wanted to be able to improvise? To know how musicians can seemingly 'make it up' on the spot? Or just keen to know more and build on the skills you already have? With this new group we are offering an easy to understand pathway into the world of improvisation in a relaxed and friendly environment.  The group is open to anyone on any instrument, any level from beginner to advanced, and any style of music. The ideas and techniques are applicable to almost every style and genre of music.  Things that we will cover include;

  • Rhythm, melody and harmony
  • How to play what you hear/what you want to play
  • De-mystifying scales and chords
  • Rhythms and how to use them
  • Key elements of different styles/genres
  • Confidence
  • What to put in, what to leave out
  • How to practice
  • Listening skills
  • Performance skills

Anyone can do it: improvising should not be daunting or scary. You'll be surprised how far you can go!


Adult Rock School: Parents/Mums/Dads

Monday: 8.00 – 8.45pm.

Always wanted to form a band but never got round to it? Let us help you out! Our experienced tutors will guide you through the process of learning songs and playing together as a group, ready to perform live at the end of term!
Some playing experience is preferred but not essential and we have places for,

If you play another instrument that is not listed then let us know and we will endeavour to fit you in if we can!  We work through many different themes, so all musical tastes can be catered for. We try to create a relaxed environment, keeping things fun and teach in a step-by-step easy to understand way.  Give us a call or send us an email and get rockin’.


Two musical theatre groups

Saturday mornings

Working towards LAMDA musical theatre exams. No auditions required.

9 – 11 years: 9.15 – 10.00am

13 – 18 years: 11.15 – 12.45am


Coming soon:

Exciting new contemporary orchestra for all ages, intruments and abilities

More information later