Call Out to Collaborate

The Big Collaboration is a brand new project led by Music Hub partner, Chris Woods which aims to enhance peripatetic music lessons by offering a new style of instrumental lesson; ‘Collaboration Sessions’. We are now recruiting four schools to this unique pilot, scheduled for the Autumn Term, which will launch on July 7th with an initial Q&A to answer your questions.

Collaboration sessions are group instrumental lessons, with small groups of children using different instruments, working together to create exciting collaborations, facilitated by an inspired peripatetic tutor.

Children learn together, developing and discovering their chosen instrument with the support of the tutor but within an ensemble setting. The sessions can act as an alternative to one-to-one instrumental lessons or compliment student’s existing learning via an ensemble setting.

Tutors facilitate the learning but are not expected to play any instrument other than their own. They are encouraged to learn with the student, as well as collaborating and communicating with other peripatetic tutors (through a facilitated network), helping to create a collaborative musical culture within the school and across our locality via a peer to peer support model.

Participating schools and tutors will have access to two free training sessions, a resource pack as well as ‘The Big Collaboration Online Forum’ to help offer ongoing support and development.

Each school will also receive a visit from Hub Partner Chris Woods. Read more about Chris here.

SoundStorm will fund the first term and will work with schools to then consider the most effective model to take the programme forward.

We will be hosting a Q&A session with Chris on the 7th July 2016, 4.30pm at the Bournemouth Learning Centre.

To register your place, email