This exciting new venture for ULMS is being funded by money left to the society by the Music Department after the Music degree was discontinued at Lancaster, with the final Music undergrads graduating in 2015. At the AGM last year ULMS members voted on what to do with this money, with the input from the remaining music students, we as a society voted to use the money to further the legacy of musical education at Lancaster.
For a long time a frequent question that has been asked of ULMS is ‘Is there any provision for music teaching within the society?’ – and finally, the answer is Yes!
How this works with the subsidy using the Music Department money is as follows;
If you’re interested in learning a new instrument (any, including voice) or improving a current one, ULMS will subsidise the first few lessons, in order to start you off and let you get a feel for it, so you can then decide if you’d like to continue. The first 30 minute lesson will be free, and then the following four 30 minute lessons will be subsidised by 50%. After these subsidised lessons, you will be charged the full rate, which is £8 for half an hour or £15 for an hour. This means you’ll get the first lesson for free, then 4 half hour lessons for £4 each.
For this venture, we also need people to volunteer as teachers. In order to teach you should be able to perform that instrument to a high standard yourself (grade 7/8+ or equivalent). For your teaching you will be paid £8 for a 30 minute lesson or £15 for an hour lesson.
We have set up a facebook page with all this information on it, which we would like you to message if you are interested either in learning or teaching an instrument.
- If you are interested in learning an instrument please let us know what it is that you want to learn, and your current standard in that instrument. We will then endeavour to find you a teacher and give you a way to contact them to set up your lessons.
- If you are interested in teaching an instrument please let us know what it is that you would like to teach, and the standard you would be comfortable teaching. You will also need to let us know the way you would like potential students to contact you.
Here is the link to the facebook page, which is our base for this new and exciting project!
All people involved with the scheme will need to be fully paid members of ULMS to take part in it, and teachers will need to pay a nominal fee (only a small amount, don’t worry!) in order to teach for the year.
We hope that by undertaking this project, we will promote both musical learning in the university as a whole, and continue to improve the musical standards of the society.