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Get, Set, Play!

Start your family’s musical journey!

Start your family’s musical journey with the Royal College of Music and Royal Albert Hall!

This four-part programme offers you and your children the FREE chance to experience a symphony orchestra live and to have hands-on experience learning musical instruments. You can then take advantage of specially discounted music tuition with your local music service, the Tri–borough Music Hub.

FREE to eligible families

 

Stage One

My Great Orchestral Adventure
Ages 4+

Learn about (and try out!) orchestral instruments and have a go at conducting in these family orchestra sessions. No experience or own instruments required! Then, experience the thrill of a symphony orchestra live on stage at the world-famous Royal Albert Hall in a special interactive family concert.

Saturday 15 & 22 October
11am–12pm, ClementJames Centre
1.45pm–2.45pm, Venture Centre
3.45pm–4.45pm, Dalgarno Centre

Wednesday 26 October
2pm–3.30pm: Final joint workshop, Royal College of Music
4.30pm: My Great Orchestral Adventure concert, Royal Albert Hall
 

Stage Two

Ukuleles, Sticks and Songs
Ages 6+

Learn to play the ukulele, shakers, rainsticks, ocean drums and guiro rhythm sticks and explore your singing voice with music from the Groove ‘n Play series by composer Sally Greaves.

Saturday 25 February, 4 & 11 March
11am–12pm, ClementJames Centre
1.45pm–2.45pm, Venture Centre
3.45pm–4.45pm, Dalgarno Centre

Sunday 19 March
11am–12.30pm: Final joint workshop and performance, Royal College of Music

Stage Three

Moving On
Ages 6+

Develop your family’s hands-on experience playing instruments and singing with the next step in the Groove ‘n Play series. New instruments this term include recorder, guitar, violin, bongo drums and keyboard.

Saturday 29 April, 6 & 13 May
11am–12pm, ClementJames Centre
1.45pm–2.45pm, Venture Centre
3.45pm–4.45pm, Dalgarno Centre

Saturday 20 May
11am–12.30pm: Final joint workshop and performance, Royal College of Music
 

Stage Four

Learn an instrument (age 7+) or join a choir (age 6+)

St. Marylebone School – Saturday Centre
Barlby School or Normand Croft School – After–school Centres

Specially discounted music tuition is available to children who have shown commitment and musical promise during Stages Two and Three. Lessons and ensembles are run by the Tri-borough Music Hub. Limited places available.

Supported by The Patron’s Fund 

Download the Get, Set, Play leaflet

How to Take Part

Please note families must meet RCM Sparks' eligibility criteria to take part in Get, Set, Play. 

For more information or to sign up please contact Karina Skinner, RCM Sparks Family Ambassador at karina.skinner@rcm.ac.uk or 07932 221782

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