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Frequently Asked Questions about Worcestershire Youth Music (WYM)

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  1. Am I eligible for remissions?
  2. What am I entitled to on the remission scheme?
  3. How do I join an Area Music Centre Ensemble or Group?
  4. How do I join a County Ensemble?
  5. How do I arrange lessons for my child in school?
  6. How much do lessons cost?
  7. Who do I pay for lessons?
  8. How do I hire an instrument?
  9. How does my instrument reach me?
  10. What do I do if I need a bigger violin?
  11. What do I do if my instrument is damaged?
  12. How do I cancel instrument hire?
  13. How do I return my instrument to Worcestershire Youth Music?

 

Answers

          General

  1. Q. Am I eligible for remissions?
    A. If your child is on free school meals and is having tuition through WYM, you can access our remission scheme.

  2. Q. What am I entitled to on the remission scheme?
    A. On the remission scheme WYM allows £40 per term for music lessons. Your child would also be eligible for free instrument hire and membership of Area Music Centre or County ensembles


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    Area Music Centres
  3. Q. How do I join an Area Music Centre (AMC) Ensemble or Group? 
    A. Your child is welcome to attend up to two rehearsals for free, and you will be given an membership form (PDF 301 KB) if you wish to join.  

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    County Ensembles

  4. Q. How do I join a County Ensemble?
    A. Auditions are held every June. You can apply for audition by completing the Audition Form (PDF 68.9 KB).

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    Lessons in schools

  5. Q. How do I arrange lessons for my child in school?
    A. Speak to your school's music administrator to arrange lessons. Make sure you have an instrument, if needed,  before the first lesson!

  6. Q. How much do lessons cost?
    A. WYM charges schools at a flat rate. Schools decide how much they charge you for lessons, so they will be able to tell you how much they charge.

  7. Q. Who do I pay for lessons?
    A. You pay your child's school for music lessons during school time.


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    Instrument Hire

  8. Q. How do I hire an instrument?
    A. Either print out a PDF Hire form [LINK] or complete an Instrument Hire Web Form. You will be sent an invoice once the hire has been processed. Please note that instruments will only be delivered once payment has been received.

  9. Q. How does my instrument reach me?
    A. WYM has a van that will deliver instruments to your child's school. The van runs every Wednesday during term time.

  10. Q. What do I do if I need a bigger violin?
    A. Contact the WYM office and we will arrange for your violin to be exchanged for the next size up.

  11. Q. What do I do if my instrument is damaged?
    A. Our instruments are insured against accidental damage. Contact the WYM office and we will arrange for your instrument to be exchanged.

  12. Q. How do I cancel instrument hire?
    A. Send an email of cancellation to music@worcestershire.gov.uk informing us of your wish to cancel hire.

  13. Q. How do I return my instrument to WYM?
    A. Return the instrument to your child's school, letting us know once you have done so, and we will arrange for it to be collected. Please make sure that the school knows that you have left it, or you may continue to be invoiced for hire. The best place to leave an instrument is in reception.

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External websites

  • ESO
    The idea of ESO is to share the joys of live music with as wide a population as possible.
  • The Redditch Orchestra
    The Orchestra repertoire is varied, but mainly comes from the classical, romantic and early twentieth century. The programmes are designed to be interesting and a challenge for players to rehearse, to attract an audience
  • Worcestershire Philharmonic Orchestra (WPO)
    WPO's aim is to promote the enjoyment of orchestral playing by rehearsing music and giving regular public concerts of a high standard.
  • Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra (WSO)
    Founded over 100 years ago with the help of Edward Elgar WSO brings pleasure to a range of audiences throughout Worcestershire. 
  • Wyre Forest Symphony Orchestra (WFSO)
    WFSO is a local non-professional orchestra serving the towns of Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport-on-Severn and the wider community of the Wyre Forest area of the West Midlands.

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This page was last reviewed 26 July 2013 at 14:38.
The page is next due for review 22 January 2015.