ABOUT SUSSEX MUSIC SCHOOL

Sussex Music School, a non-profit social enterprise, provides high quality music tuition, both privately and in schools across Sussex.  We believe: 

1) that music is a universal language through which all of us are able to express ourselves 
2) music-making should always be creative and that all children have a right to a good quality music education. 

Whether it be in school or privately, with Sussex Music School, students explore music of different genres, styles and traditions, playing to their strengths and preferences, as they build on their abilities as musical performers. They regularly improvise and compose during lessons, ensuring that music making is enjoyable and relevant. 

Learners of all ages and abilities gain confidence, communication skills and well-being through the timeless activity of making music. 

Working with our Partner Schools we also deliver INSET and Curriculum Music as well as advising on DfE guidance and helping schools bring music into Primary and Secondary Educational settings.

At SMS we believe in developing our music workforce, enabling them to use up-to-date teaching methods and fully understand the needs of each learner. To this end our professional teachers receive ongoing training, monitoring and support from our senior team and others outside the organisation. Only the best teachers in the field locally are accredited to SMS. Valuing our teachers is paramount as this will translate into the best musical experiences for our students. 


In 2020 we set up our teacher mentoring scheme, ensuring some of our younger teachers receive more targeted support from our more experienced teachers. 

New for 2021 we have been able to use our Not for Profit status to invest back into free instrument hire for Pupil Premium Pupils and instrumental Scholarships. Later this year we will be working in Bexhill to set up our first community Music Centre.

 

KEY PEOPLE

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MANAGEMENT TEAM

Director and Primary Schools Consultant

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ROBBIE MITCHELL

Secondary School Consultant and Curriculum Teacher

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MELITA OGDEN

Administration (Private Pupils) , Marketing, Support and Web Management