The following age groupings provide a general guideline, although the individual circumstances of each student (school year, prior musical knowledge, etc.) have an impact upon their eligibility for a particular programme:
12 months – 4 years
The Music Box
Fledglings Foundation Course
School Years 1–2
I Can Sing! Minis, CYMH Red
School Years 3–5
I Can Sing! Juniors, CYMH Yellow
School Years 6–10
I Can Sing! Seniors, CYMH Green, CYMH Blue, JJJA
School Years 11+
All students from the age of 12 months are eligible to join HMDT Music’s Saturday Programme. The Saturday Programme welcomes students of varying ability regardless of where they live or attend school. Financial Aid is available for students who are in need of additional financial support in order to attend.
THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS
You can apply to the Saturday Programme at any point. You must submit an online application form (which you can access through the ‘apply now’ button below).
For some programmes, students will need to audition – currently these are The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and the CYMH Blue Programme. Once you have made your application, we will be in touch to arrange this.
Students will be required to complete an Acceptance Form and pay their fee before their place on the programme is confirmed.
The Saturday Programme takes place on Saturdays during our term time. Students must be available to attend at any time during the Saturday Programme day (between 9.00am and 2.00pm for CYMH and ICS! or between 12.00pm and 5.00pm for JJJA), however, most students do not attend for the whole day. A typical programme ranges from 1 – 2 hours for a new student to as much as 4+ hours for more advanced students. The timetable is a complex one and individual requests for specific times unfortunately cannot be taken into account. Students’ timetables may vary significantly from year to year.
THE SATURDAY COMMUNITY
The Saturday Programme is much more than just a weekly music lesson. Sessions include activities for parents including the Parents’ Choir, and we also operate a Tuck Shop, termly Bake Sales and Lunchtime Concerts for which we need parent volunteers.
More information about the Saturday Programme may be found in the Prospectus on the right. For a comprehensive outline of the Saturday Programme, including details of available Financial Aid, Instrumental Loans, the Coaching Staff, the Code of Conduct, Terms and Conditions and all other policies related to being a part of the Saturday Programme, please see our online HANDBOOK HERE.