Stemming from the outstanding music provision at Wardle Academy, the Trust already supports several primary schools across Rochdale with a range of successful school music tuition opportunities. The Watergrove Trust School Music Provision employs a team of talented, professional music teachers who are dedicated to providing exceptional instrumental tuition that invites students to explore a variety of different musical disciplines and offers local, national and international opportunities both during education and beyond 16. If you would like to find out how the Watergrove Trust Music Provision can help your school, please contact us.
The Trust employs several music peripatetic staff who provide school music services across Rochdale. Tuition is offered on a range of different instruments with opportunities to play in bands and groups also provided.
Our music tutors are widely recognised for their contributions to music education across the area. One of whom recently received the Mortimer Medal by the Worshipful Company of Musicians for the services and teaching of young people in the brass band movement.
We believe music helps students to develop a range of desirable personal qualities such as politeness, perseverance, initiative, confidence, individual awareness and group sensitivity. The skills and attributes acquired through music lessons are regularly transferred back into the classroom.
Recent studies have indicated that musical training physically develops the part of the left side of the brain known to be involved with processing language, and can actually wire the brain’s circuits in specific ways. Linking familiar songs to new information can also help imprint information on young minds.
Wardle Academy has a tradition in brass band music. The bands have represented the school locally, nationally and internationally, recently claiming the title “European Youth Brass Band Champions” after competing in Montreux, Switzerland (April 2019).
Brass music however, is only part of our team’s musical output and experience; Our school music services include a wide range of additional musical activities including strings, woodwind, choral and folk.