We are lucky enough to have quite a few local opportunities (outside of school) for children to explore music further.
There are many local music tutors and a good way to find them if you don’t have a personal recommendation is using the website:http://www.musicteachers.co.uk/
For children already learning an instrument
There are 3 local providers who have opportunities for children to play instruments in groups and further their musical experience:
Oxfordshire County Music Service – websitehttps://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/music-service
The local county music school is South Oxfordshire Music School (SOMS) based in at Wallingford school on Saturday mornings – there are opportunities for experienced musicians and those just starting out playing an instrument. For more information see these SOMC leaflets
Henley Music School – websitehttp://www.henleymusicschool.co.uk/
Group music activities take place on a Sunday morning based at Shiplake College.
Berkshire Maestros – websitehttp://www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk/
They provide a range of group music making opportunities throughout the week and also have a number of music instrument teachers (mostly based in Berkshire schools – but some also teach privately).
For children interested in singing activities:
There are choirs based in local churches – All Saints Peppard and St John’s Kidmore End.
There are also a number of children’s singing groups based locally.
Henley choral society has a 2 youth groups one for primary and one for secondary aged children – http://www.henleychoralsociety.org.uk/youth-choirs/junior/
There are also local performing arts groups who including singing, acting and dancing in their activities.
Local branches of the national company Stagecoach – http://www.stagecoach.co.uk
As well as a Henley based group, Henley Children’s Theatre – http://www.henleychildrenstheatre.co.uk/