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About Music Mode

Music Mode is a not for profit project that is open to all. We aim to provide a happy and safe environment in which students can learn music skills and get the chance to use them. This will give them a platform to develop social, physical, and communication skills that will be transferable to all walks of life.

Music Mode was formed by a group of graduate teachers in order to improve the service available to schools. We are graduate teachers who love the wonderful process of teaching music.

Some thoughts during the creation of Music Mode are:

  • To provide with team building and creative music workshops in deprived areas, SEN children both with learning and emotional needs.
  • Soka Education: Soka (Value-creationg education) is a principle first implemented by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi, the father of Soka, in Japan in 1930 with the sole purpose of the sanctity of human life aiming for an education asserted to the student's realisation of happiness, promoting understanding and peace throughout society. Music Mode is not an official Soka Education representative but instead it uses it principles and values as the underlying basis of its ethos.
  • To expand music education and art in general regardless of the financial circumstances.
  • Many of our tutors/teachers are trained with different teaching methods (eg. Kodali, Montessori, etc) therefore we can provide schools with any specific requirement they might have. Every child is special, therefore every child, class and schools requires a specific approach. We always tailor to the particular needs of the school, activity or individual.
  • A Value Creation Education is our common and primary target in Music Mode.

Constant examination does not necessarily mean a better education: While we consantly prepare our students for associated board and similar exams together with music theory - writing and reading, we also emphasise the importance of the creative process and enjoyment through it.

Case studies explain how music as a language plays a vital part of the cognitive, social and emotional integrity of the development of a child and that is our primary target in our lessons. Please read our lesson & workshops objectives to know more.

Our Mission

Music Mode mission is to promote our service so that pupils and adults can enjoy the benefits of learning and interacting through musical ways.

There are many reasons why children should be encouraged to learn a musical instrument. Research has shown that playing an instrument improves performance in all areas of the curriculum and there is no doubt that learning music is a skill for life.

Music can uplift us when we are down and bring calm into our lives at the end of a stressful day.

To engage in music making can be a life changing experience and it enables us to discover our creative powers and inner emotions.

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How was Music Mode formed?

Music Mode works together with schools across London offering peripatetic and group activities for primary and secondary schools

Music Mode was formed by a group of graduate teachers in order to improve the service available to schools. In the middle of a financial crisis, and toward a more intitutionalised education which 'shrinks' the curricula further every year, Music Mode was formed to expand the creative side of education.

We are graduate teachers who love the wonderful process of teaching music.

FAQs

Our frequently asked questions section

Music Mode is an organisation formed to provide music lessons/ workshops to schools in deprived areas, SEN children both with learning and emotional needs.
In the light of the financial crisis and in these times that public services and education seem to be the first targets for major cuts, Music Mode was born in order to maintain excellent music provision and reach to those areas/groups were is often not available.
We offer excellent quality lessons at affordable costs.

There are two ways of payment:
1) The most typical is through invoicing the schools and then schools can either pay the fees, they can collect the money from parents or they can subsidise part of it and share the cost with parents.
2) In case of peripatetic music lessons, we also offer the option that parents can pay directly to us. These payments can be made through cheque/credit cards or other services such as ParentMail or TextLocal.

We carefully review the tuition costs and we guarantee charging schools (and/or parents) with very low rates so that every child has an opportunity to learn an intrument.

All teachers working for Music Mode are either qualified teachers or graduate musicians with several years of experience in the education sector.

We use the common approach mostly. Some of our teachers however also come from various backgrounds from Kodaly to Montessori.
There is a very strong expectation of continuous development for all our teachers/ instructors.

Yes to both. This includes two references prior to working for us.

Most certainly, prior to commencing working with us they are taken through a security check which includes:
1) Enhanced and updated CRB check. (Which we keep a copy of )
2) Proof of identity. (Which we keep a copy of)
3) Proof of address. (Which we keep a copy of)

Music Mode has its own Child Protection Policy which can be found by clicking here.
Nevertheless, it is currently undertaking a training programme with the NSPCC in order to even better our understanding of child protection.

Music Mode is one of the best paid music service providers to sessional teachers or at least, we are aiming to be it. Music Mode believes that teaching is perhaps one of the noblest jobs to do, and as such, it must also be a well paid job.
We have our own pay scale and our lowest rate we pay to our teachers is in accordance to the Musicians' Union standard recommended rates.

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Why Music Matters

Music helps us to make sense of the world. Through sound we can give an expressive shape to our experience. It is a pleasure and a joy for its own sake. The National Curriculum for music says, "As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world."

Recent research emphasises the benefits of learning music:

Music aids the development of speech. Singing simple songs teaches your child how language is constructed. Even babies seem to learn best when songs are experienced through their bodies. Movement and music greatly enhance acquisition of language.

Music helps children to learn maths. When children learn rhythm, they are learning ratios, fractions and proportions.

Music enhances social skills. "Children who take part in music develop higher levels of social cohesion and understanding of themselves and others, and the emotional aspect of musical activities seems to be beneficial for developing social skills like empathy.

Music enhances your child's intellectual development. It helps improve children's ability to reason abstractly, by strengthening neural firing patterns of the brain that are relevant to both musical and spatial cognition.

Most music teachers will tell you that music encourages self-expression and self confidence. As a non-verbal language, music can convey a complexity of emotions, and offers a means of expression to a shy or diffident child who finds it hard to communicate through speech