First Access Ensembles

For those with little or no experience. Just bring yourself and your instrument or we can provide you with an instrument if required. There are beginner ensembles for singing, percussion, beginners band all for a single membership fee. For the very youngest, sessions incorporate singing, musical games and rhythmic movement. 

Progression Ensembles

For those who are already learning to play an instrument. There are a wide range of sessions for all ages, abilities and musical interests. All appropriate sessions can be accessed as part of a single membership fee. Associated Board examination grades are shown below as a guide of the standard required although we appreciate that not all young people may take these examinations. Some ensembles are suitable for mixed abilities where boundaries are more flexible.

  • Junior – Grade 1-3 (or equivalent)
  • Intermediate – Grade 3-5 (or equivalent)
  • Senior – Grade 5 + (or equivalent)
  • Mixed Ability – Flexible

It is possible to choose a number of different classes (at no extra cost), giving children and young people the opportunities to experience a wider range of activities.

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Get in Touch

For further information about any of our services please contact: Tel: 01904 293236 Email: support@yorkartseducation.org.uk

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