It’s never too early to plan summer activities for the kids, especially as we all know how quickly the warmer months come around. If you have a musically minded child who already plays an instrument, whether they’re a beginner or have experience – music summer school might be just the thing for them.

East Sussex Music’s Summer School, which will run from 8th to 26th July, is a great opportunity for young people who love music to improve their playing or singing and enjoy making music with others. It’s fun, motivates children to achieve, and they make good friends too. Last year, over 600 pupils took part in summer courses. These ranged from string orchestras and wind bands to Glyndebourne’s choral course and the rock and pop programme.

Courses run for either two, 3 or 5 consecutive days and cater to all levels on a wide range of instruments. Some courses are for single instruments (like violin), but most are for bands, choirs and orchestras.

Summer School enables pupils to put together previously learned skills with their peers from across East Sussex. They can see how far they have come on their musical journey, and also what could be next if they keep up the practice. Learning and performing become very rewarding as the children feel part of a team on each of the courses.

The teachers are all experienced East Sussex Music teachers, who perform and teach to a high standard. Courses are held at St Andrew’s School in Eastbourne, Battle Abbey School and at Lewes Performing Arts Centre and usually take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day.

Download the brochure for full details and to take a look at the types of courses on offer. To guarantee a place you’ll need to get booking by Friday 14 June.

Join in! Have fun! Apply now!