Royal Northern College of Music
Teaching of musical instruments to large groups
Recognising an urgent need for more qualified string instrumental music teachers, the College has established an innovative and exciting scheme for training students as teachers of groups. The resulting programme is ideally suited to teaching schoolchildren, and many of the children recruited for college training exercises are from seriously disadvantaged backgrounds, some with severe learning difficulties or who are seriously handicapped. The scheme thus provides a considerable beneficial outreach to local schools, and the children gain immensely in general education and development, in personal and social skills, in team-working and from the creative opportunities provided.