Students will join this group and choose an instrument to focus on. This doesn’t mean that they are restricted to just one however. We offer guitar, drums, piano and voice at this level. They will receive instrumental or vocal tuition in a group setting, with termly performances to work towards. We will also seek to get them on stage at other local venues to build confidence and self-esteem. We’ll make sure that they will be learning constructively in a fun and friendly environment.
These sessions focus on building confidence and teamwork as students learn songs and pieces to perform at our regular concerts throughout the year.
Our Saturday Sessions have become a staple of SOPM. Every Saturday we welcome over 100 students to come and learn with us. These sessions are always great fun and a perfect environment to learn how to play an instrument!
According to skill-set we try to offer groups using the following instruments:
This group is designed to prepare students for working in groups. Students will have a basic knowledge of their instrument. Our goal is to increase ability and musical understanding to an intermediate level so that they can progress to the advanced session where they will be ready to work as a band.
BAND ZONE (Secondary):
Here’s the group for all you budding rock stars. Students will be coached and mentored by one of the tutors, developing strong musicianship and live performance experience. Students will not only get the chance to perform at SOPM concerts, they also get the opportunity to play to hundreds, maybe even thousands of people on professional stages around the island.
REGISTER TO JOIN THE SATURDAY SESSIONS:
Tyler began his music career on his 13th birthday, acquiring a questionable purple guitar for his birthday. Just a few months later he was on stage at The Doghouse and that’s where it all began.
Casey began his musical life through the schools music service at the age of 4, singing and playing the violin. His formal musical education includes studying GCSE and A-Level music, attaining the ABRSM Grade 8.
After taking GCSE and A-level music Lydia completed her BA Hons Music at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) in 2008, and an MA in Music Composition from Leeds College of Music (LCM) in 2010.
Jamie was inspired by his favourite bands to pick up the sticks for the first time whilst at secondary school. He started playing at fourteen and has been active locally and abroad ever since.
Mikey first picked up a guitar in 2009, after completing an A-level in Music Technology and a BTEC Certificate in Production Arts, Mikey went on to BIMM Brighton to achieve a First Class BA (Hons) Degree.
Shudan has played the piano since she was six years old, and trained at Nanjing Arts College in China. Studying at the Tianjin conservatory of music she gained a Masters degree in Music Education.
Stuart started playing the drums at a very young age, influenced by his older brother Darren, he got his first drum kit at the age of just ten and wasted no time joining his first band just three years later.
Jo started her formal music education with the Cello at the age of six. Having taught herself the saxophone during her teens and dabbled with the Bass Guitar in her early twenties.
Scott has been performing since a very young age. He first studied at the Schools Music Service and achieved Grades in Percussion, Drum Kit and Violin including Grade 8 Orchestral Percussion.