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. ULMS members voted on what to do with this money, with the input from the remaining music students, and we decided 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 now 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 lesson, 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 two 30 minute lessons, or one hour lesson, will be free. After this, you will be charged the full rate, which is £8 for half an hour or £16 for an hour.
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 £7 for a 30 minute lesson or £14 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. There is also a list of currently available instruments on this page.
- 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 fill in this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfunBZQQ8S21jDrRuOG3sAXShKD2vM3zm2W6kAbnjGJlJGH_Q/viewform?usp=sf_link#response=ACYDBNjc_TDC09MnynS1IU_YXr079XDQdAj7B5p2VPFwGjZFT_Z3Sayx2xh4WQ
Here is the link to the facebook page, which is our base for this new and exciting project!
All teachers on the scheme will need to be fully paid members of ULMS to take part.
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.