My name is James Tucker
I am the Director of Music Fountain Education Ltd.
Here is some more information about what we do, and how we do it!
We are based in Teddington and we run themed music and art after-school clubs and holiday camps for children age 5 to 10.
An engaging team brings the musical world of Mozo Island to life through exciting workshops, with an emphasis on playing and learning instruments in groups.
During the events Art activities balance the focus of energies and encourage team-work through project and puzzle solving in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
In a Mozo Island session, children jam with the band in the beach club on a range of instruments including electric guitars, keyboards and recorders. The clubs are based on the Mozo Island story that can be seen at the website: www.mozoisland.com .
Art activities encourage teamwork through project and puzzle solving in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Children watch the fruit characters rocking, and jam with the band in the beach club with their instruments and voices. There are no boundaries - everyone can join in, whatever their skills or ability.
Results: Proven to increase the uptake of ensemble instruments (with Year 2, 3 and 4 children), by engaging them in positive musical experiences right from the very beginning.
We currently have a partnership with the Hurlingham School in Putney, with courses that are now in their fourth successful year. We have established a team consisting of our staff and Hurlingham teachers, to deliver fantastic events that run efficiently and help the department develop award winning talented children.
We are now working in partnership with Simon Taylor owner of the widely popular Ritz Music Shops. After hearing about our events in the Putney area, Simon was eager to open his lovely tuition spaces to us in the Sheen Road branch where we will be running a five-day summer camp in July and a regular after-school music club starting in September 2013.
5-Day Event: Flexible one-day courses with a range of different activities and songs to learn across the week. You can attend any combination of days within the week switching between instruments, and getting involved with small art pieces or larger projects where everyone makes a contribution.
Instruments – Guitars (acoustic/ electric/ bass), Keyboard, Djembe drums and small percussion.
Currently running throughout the year at the Hurlingham School open to all in the school holidays:
Half-Terms Easter Summer
New courses begin in this summer in the Ritz Music Sheen Road Branch.
Currently £35.00 per day and runs from 9.30 – 3.00
Large groups of up to 25 children at any time (age 5-10)
After School Clubs
45 or 60 minute Session: Registered in advance and booked for a term (10 weeks)
Instruments – Recorder, Djembe drums, Glockenspiel and small percussion.
Currently running throughout the year at the Hurlingham School exclusively to pupils of the school.
New courses begin in this September in the Ritz Music Sheen Road Branch.
Currently £9.00 per session with times to be confirmed but starting at around 3.30pm
Large groups of up to 25 children at any time (age 5-7)
FREE TASTER SESSIONS SATURDAY 18TH MAY
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Take it from them….
“ They were playing music all day at the holiday club, then when they got home they went straight on the website… and they have done that every day this week!“
C. H.: Parent
“ The afterschool club has been a hugely enjoyable experience for our young budding musicians at Hurlingham. The informal approach really helps to hold their interest and develop their musical listening skills. The children learn how to play a number of instruments and the interactive IT element is a fun learning tool.“
Andy Thwaite: Director of Music - Hurlingham School
“…It seems to be really good in many ways . . . maybe this needs to be added to the Lambeth Music Service’s online arsenal.”
Brendon Le Page: Head of Lambeth Music Service, comments on the website and resources.