A wide range of instrumental tuition is offered at Hyde. This is provided by Tameside Music Service.
Weekly 20 minute lessons take place in school time, on your own or with just one other student. Music lessons are on a rotating timetable so you rarely miss the same lesson twice.
Shared lessons cost £5.75 a week, but depending on circumstance you may be entitled to free lessons!
A range of free extra-curricular clubs are offered and open to everyone regardless of age or ability.
The groups provide students with confidence, friendship and improved musicianship. The groups perform frequently throughout the year. Past performances have included; Hyde Town Centre, Band on the Wall, POP Cafe and various other venues around Greater Manchester. The groups have also visited local Primary Schools in the past.
KS4 students are encouraged to use the 1-1 sign-up sheet to book time with a music teacher. During this time compositions, performances and coursework can be completed and improved.
Each year 40 badge of excellence holders are given the opportunity to visit the West End in London and experience live music, helping to inspire the next generation of musicians. This highly popular overnight trip allows students to see London's famous landmarks and also visit some of London's top tourist attractions.
Throughout the year students are taken to perform in front of local primary schools helping to inspire young students to start learning a musical instrument. The Music Department in the past have also taken students to watch live orchestras and tour some of Manchester's live music venues
We also runs a trip to Manchester to visit professionals working in the Music Industry. The trip allows students to talk to promoters, managers, technicians and musicians.
Hyde Music Department encourages students to write, record and release their own music through the department record label; ‘Hyde Records.’ The record label provides students with knowledge of how the recording process works. Music is released on YouTube and promoted through the department’s social media. Students can book recording sessions during lunchtime or after school. Students have gone on to release their own music on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon and Google.