Listen2Me is Hampshire Music Service's exciting opportunity to deliver the Government's pledge that "over time, all KS2 children should have the opportunity to learn an instrument" through whole class teaching. HMS offers tuition and provides equipment and necessary resources on a choice of three different instruments, with one term spent on each. This unique approach enables children to make an informed choice when wanting to go on to learn an instrument at a higher level.
During the school year 12/13, 203 primary schools will be receiving Listen2Me tuition from HMS.
Instrument choices include:
HMS, working in partnership with the University of Winchester, has been engaged in a research programme to monitor and evaluate the programme and its impact on, and responses of, pupils and their schools. The results of the second phase, a three year study concluding in 2012 are available in the Listen2Me Evaluation Research Document 438kb. A summary of the Listen2Me evaluation 7 MB has also been made available.
The Government pledged that "all children" should have the opportunity to learn an instrument. HMS offers a comprehensive Listen2Me package to all Special schools with KS2 pupils. Children have the opportunity to experience three different approaches to music over half a year. Instrument choices include voice, keyboard, samba, African percussion, resonance boards, ukulele and junk percussion.
Following the successful pilot year in 2010/11, this year (12/13) now has 58 KS1 schools taking part in this exciting extension to the KS2 programme. Instrument choices include: voice, ukulele, recorder, African percussion, samba and tuned percussion.
After a year of Hampshire Music Service's exciting Listen2Me project, children wanting to continue to learn an instrument can learn together in a Listen2Me2 group. Children are taught in large groups (between 8 and 12) for a minimum of 30 minutes. Instruments can be hired subject to availability. Contact HMS for further details and to discuss opportunities for starting a Listen2Me2 group in your school.
This section contains a selection of resources to help support HMS staff and school class teachers in the delivery of the Listen2Me project. You will need a username and password to view these materials. Please contact Hampshire Music Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 023 8065 2037 if you have forgotten your logon details.