Class times and Venues:
(Please scroll right down the page to see term dates.)
For the year starting September 2016 - July 2017 classes are as follows:
Fridays in Summertown:
09.45 - 10:30 - Rattle Box (0 - 3 year olds)
10.40 - 11:25 - Tinder Box (rising 3 - 4 year olds)
Classes are held in the hall at the North Oxford Association (NOA) Community Centre in Diamond Place. This is next to the Ferry sports centre and swimming pool. See location on Google Maps
There are 2 pay and display car parks at the Ferry Centre and a small cafe in the NOA community centre where you can wait.
Please note that when your child has completed Level 1 in Summertown and is ready to move on to Level 2, these classes are held ONLY on Saturday mornings in Cutteslowe. However a Level 1 class for new children is also held on Saturday mornings in Cutteslowe.
Saturdays in Cutteslowe:
Classes are held at Cutteslowe Primary School in Wren Road. See location on Google Maps.
There is a school car park and free on-street parking
|09.00 onwards:||String Box violin lessons|
|09.30 – 10.15:||Tinder Box Level 2|
|Tinder Box Level 4|
|Wind Box group recorder class (8- 10 children)|
|Rhythm Box tuned percussion ensemble for children aged 6+|
|10.25 - 11.25||Vox Box choir for children aged 6+|
|10.30 – 11.15:||Tinder Box Level 1|
|Tinder Box Level 3|
|11.30 – 12.15:||Beat Box African drumming group|
We run a cafe at the school with tea, coffee, homemade cakes and other delicacies! We also have toys for waiting children to play with. We are able to use the school's playing field and climbing equipment though this is at your own responsibility. We ask that you supervise your children.
Cost per 10 week term:
|Tinder Box||Level 1 - 4 classes||(45 minutes):||£80|
|Rattle Box||baby/toddler classes||(45 minutes):||£70|
|String Box||Violin lessons||(30 minutes):||£20 One to one|
|(40 minutes):||£14 Two to one|
|(45 minutes):||£11.50 Three to one|
|Wind Box||group recorder lessons||(45 minutes):||£85 with a maximum 10 children per group|
|Vox Box||choir||(60 minutes):||£75|
|Rhythm Box||tuned percussion group||(45 minutes):||£80|
|Beat Box||drumming group||(45 minutes):||£120 per adult/child pair or £60 per individual|
You are welcome to come and see what we do before committing to the term. We ask that you try 3 classes which gives time for a few faces to begin to become familiar and for you to have a better idea of the shape of the class. This will cost the equivalent of 3 class fees.
If you are happy to continue, we will then ask you to commit to coming once a week for a term at a time, and to pay the remainder of the fees owing in advance.
The exception to this is String Box where we ask you to commit to the first term. We will ask you to buy the Colourstrings tutor book, and can also advise on hiring a good starter instrument.
Fees can be paid directly into our bank account, by cheque or in cash.
Please note: We offer a 10% discount off the cost of a sibling’s class or if you do more than one class.
We would appreciate half a term's notice if your child is to stop coming.
Term Dates for 2016 – 2017
Fridays in Summertown:please note that terms are longer than for Saturdays
Term 1: 16.09.16 - 09.12.16 (with no class on 28.10.16 for half term)
Term 2: 06.01.17 - 07.04.17 (with no class on 17.02.17 for half term)
Term 3: 28.04.17 - 14.07.17 (with no class on 02.06.17 for half term)
Saturdays in Cutteslowe:
Term 1: 17.09.16 - 10.12.16 (with no classes for half term on 22.10.16 nor 29.10.16) n.b. 11 weeks!
Term 2: 07.01.17 - 25.03.17 (with no classes for half term on 11.02.17 nor 18.02.17
Term 3: 29.04.17 - 08.07.17 (with no classes for half term on 27.05 nor 03.06.17) n.b. 9 weeks!
A date for your diaries: our end of year concert will be held on the afternoon of July 8th 2017