Summer residential course announced!

We would like to invite young musicians from all over Norfolk, to attend our 3 day music course. Giving them an opportunity to play various types of music of an Easy to Intermediate level and make new friends with children with a similar interest.
We hope to have swimming on the timetable and other activities, as well as playing lots of music!
Staff members will be from Thetford Music Project alongside Parent Volunteers and our Musical Director will be Eddie Seales.

For more info and the application form please click the link below

Hoppy Easter. 18 April 2022

To those who celebrate it, we hope you all had a lovely Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate!
We look forward to welcoming you back from next Monday.
You may have seen a little piece about us in April’s
About Thetford Magazine. Thanks guys! Don’t forget – at TMP we rely on support many organisations- one of such is the 100 club. You can learn more about this in the link below.

Exam success!

Congratulations to Callum and Alfie who just passed their ABRSM Grade 1 exams! We’re so proud of you!

TMP’s Sainsburys in Thetford performance- Dec 2021

Thanks to Sainsburys in Thetford for giving TMP the opportunity to fundraise before Christmas. More pictures here

Important updates for 2022 from the Director

Dear parents/guardians/students

Hope you had a lovely christmas and looking forward to the new year ahead.
I have some bad news and some good news to share with you.
We will not be starting TMP lessons until Monday 17th January 2022 ( instead of 10th January).The Thetford Academy are having some building work done in the Music Blocks, so they will not be available for TMP to use . The work is planned to be completed by February half term and will be a big improvement.In the meantime TMP are going to work with Thetford Academy to find some temporary rooms and to sort out equipment required etc. We plan to have this sorted in time for the postponed start of 17th January .We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We are sad to say goodbye to Andres. He has lots of other exciting projects lined up and after many dedicated years to TMP , is moving on. We wish him all the best for the future, he will be greatly missed.
Frances is having a foot operation on 17th January and will be away from TMP for a while . I will be contacting her individual students with alternative temporary arrangements. We wish you all the best Frances.
Thank you to Calypso and Emily for helping me with our fundraising in Sainsburys on 22nd December . We raised an amazing amount of £216.45 for TMP !
Thank you to Thetford Lions for a lovely donation of £230.

Thank you to everyone who supports TMP.This is TMPs 22nd year. Let`s keep it going for several more years!
Looking forward to seeing you soon

thanks

best wishes

Ann- director of TMP 07714144451

Showcase Concert Pics

Thanks Lorna for these pics, taken at the Carnegie Rooms, Thetford on Sunday 12 December. We’re so proud of our performers, many of whom made their debut performances

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022

Wishing all our TMP members and supporters a very Happy New Year. We hope you had an enjoyable break and we very much look forward to resuming lessons at Thetford Academy from 17th January.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

18 Dec 2021 – Congratulations Alfie and Callum for passing your Grade 1 ABRSM Saxophone exams!

If you are not able to make Sunday (12th) at the Carnegie rooms , Thetford for our showcase , then I would like to wish you a Merry Christmas now and we look forward to seeing you again on Monday 10th January.
Details for our  TMP 20th Anniversary showcase.
Date :      12th December 2021
Venue :    Carnegie Rooms, Cage Lane, Thetford , IP24 2EA
Times :     Doors open at 1.45pm   ( ukuleles to go behind stage please )
During the Showcase, when not performing,  children can sit with family and friends.
Start time : 2.30pm
Entry fee :   Ticket holders will be given priority entry at 1.45pm 
Entry fee can be paid on the door (CASH ONLY) (sorry we do not have a card machine)   £3 per adult  all children FREE
Raffle:    Please donate a raffle prize and place on the table at main entrance . thank you .
Raffle tickets for sale :  £1 a strip  ( all proceeds to TMP)     
Dress code for performers :  own personal choice .  (ukelele group in red T shirts)
 Refreshments will be available during the afternoon:
Tea/coffee  40p  –  cans 60p –   bottles 50p   CASH ONLY
 Please enjoy the afternoon and appreciate the talents of our TMP members .  Our tutors and the children have worked hard to put on this showcase for you.
Thank you for your support 
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions /concerns 
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Lessons after christmas start again on Monday 10th January 2022.
Have a lovely christmas .
best wishes
Ann

TMP are in the Press!

Thanks to About Thetford Magazine for this article about Thetford Music Project

September 21

Grade 8 Saxophone achieved at TMP! 🎷

Congratulations to member Daniel, who achieved his grade 8 ABRSM saxophone award this summer. We are so proud of you!

Congratulations A Level and GCSE/BTEC students

Congratulations to all of those receiving their A-level & GCSE results this week. It’s been a difficult year and students have had to work through exceptional circumstances. Thetford Music Project have been proud to assist many Thetford Academy students with their Music BTEC performance work once again this year, we’re so proud of you all!

Congratulations to Laurence and Ellie 🎷 🎹

Well done to Laurence who passed his grade 3 saxophone performance exam and Ellie who passed her Grade 5 piano exam.

Congratulations to Ellie 🎷

Ellie recorded her Grade 6 ABRSM Performance exam with TMP’s Piano teacher, Keith, accompanying her at the start of the Easter Holidays. We are thrilled to learn that she passed with Merit! An excellent achievement considering the majority of the exam syllabus was taught online! Well done Ellie!

TMP BTEC FACE TO FACE LESSONS RESUME AT THE ACADEMY

We are thrilled to announce that BTEC face to face lessons will recommence from 12 April 2021 at Thetford Academy. We are working very hard behind the scenes with TA on plans to allow us to return to full face to face TMP lessons for all *soon* more details comings soon

Merry Christmas from all of us at TMP

Wishing you and your families a happy and healthy festive period. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!

Directors Message – 14th December 2020

I just want to take this opportunity to thank children, parents , Trustee s and tutors for all your hard work and dedication this last 9 months to keep Thetford Music project going .
It has not been easy for any of  us all but hopefully 2021 will see some improvements and we will see the light at the end of the tunnel!
We have a few outstanding  fees  for the Autumn term and would really appreciate payment….thank you ……  
Have  lovely christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2021
best wishes
Ann
Director of Thetford Music Project 
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TMP Student’s success in ABRSM Music Exams – updated 17th Dec 2020 

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A Big WELL DONE to TMP Students who took their ABRSM Music exams over the last few weeks. Cathy obtained a Distinction in Grade 5 Singing, Jane obtained a Distinction in Grade 2 Saxophone, Hannah passed her Grade 2 Saxophone. Jack received a Merit in his grade 4 piano and Dan received a Distinction in his grade 6 Sax.

Well Done!!

Urgent Update 15th September from the Director of TMP

Hi 

I am really sorry, but we have been informed by The Thetford Academy that they can longer have TMP on the premises during these further COVID restrictions . It is not safe to have children from other schools going into the Academy .
TMP fully respect their decision.
Everything is changing daily and we will review the situation on a regular basis .
However…
TMP will be running lessons online! 
Unless you have any objections I will give  your email address to your tutor/ s  and they will contact you with your lesson time and the app to use e.g Zoom.
Lessons will be on a Monday  ( new TMP evening ) and your lesson  time will be allocated.
Some group lessons might be split into individual shorter lessons for ease.
I will send an invoice /notification of payment required for this half term ( x 5 weeks) . to be paid by bacs or cheque (sent in post) .
Prompt attendance will be required as there will  be no flexibility in timings.
An Adult should be close by whilst the  lesson is taking place please .   ( safeguarding is very important) 
Drum students preferably to have a drum kit or practice pad please . ( request from Jeff) 

Please feel free to contact me with any concerns /questions.
my number : 07714144451
We look forward to seeing you soon 
best wishes
Ann  

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Talented Emily from TMP

Click here for YouTube clip

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We’re changing days! September 2020

After always running on a Thursday, we’ve changed days! TMP will now be running on Mondays! Same place, same time!

See you then!

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An update re lessons during Covid -19. April 2020

Whilst we are on Lockdown and unable to get into school to deliver lessons, many of our tutors have switched to online lessons. All you need is a mobile device or tablet/laptop and internet for these to be successful and enjoyable. Please contact Ann for more information on how to set these up.

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Our new Logo, isn’t it 👍 !

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Christmas concert pictures – thank you Lorna

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Strange goings on at TMP today 👻

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Some staff and students embraced All Hallows’ Eve (Halloween) tonight at TMP – a great atmosphere and lots of great costumes, spooky music and Halloween music games

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Welcome back! Autumn 2019 🍂🎵

We are welcoming our new guitar teacher, Marty Drew, from next Thursday. Lots of new members joining us too.

A date for the diary; Christmas Concert 12th December 6pm at Thetford Academy

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Welcome back to the Summer 2019 term!

Hope you all had a lovely Easter Break. TMP resumes this Thursday, 25th April. Our complete term dates are listed below. We look forward to welcoming you in to Thetford Music Project.

Thursday 25 April
Thursday 2 May
Thursday 9 May
Thursday 16 May
Thursday 23 May
Thursday 30 May  NO TMP ( half term)
Thursday 6 June
Thursday 13 June
Thursday 20 June
Thursday 27 June
Thursday 4 July
Thursday 11 July  – CONCERT at 6pm

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You are Invited to the Summer Residential Course in July!

The music course is a big event for ages 9 yrs to 17yrs . For beginners up to grade 4 .
New for 2019 is a guitar ensemble being run by Sam and Jon.
Such good fun and TMP students get a discount !

Applications are now open to attend this year’s course in July. Click on the following link for the application form: residential form July 2019

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Spring 2019 Exam Results are in!

Congratulations to the following students who all achieved AMAZING ABRSM & Rockschool exam results this term.

Daniel – Grade 5 Saxophone – merit

Ellie – Grade 5 Saxophone – Pass

Cathy – Grade 3 Singing – Distinction

Natasha – Grade 5 Rockschool Vocals – Merit

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💫⭐️News Flash! ⭐️💫

We are very pleased to announce that we are holding free recorder lessons on Thursdays at 5:30-6:00pm 🎶

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Exam Results are in!

Congratulations to the following students who all achieved AMAZING ABRSM exam results this summer.

George: Flute Grade 4 – Distinction

George: Singing Grade 5- Distinction

Miranda: Singing Grade 5- Merit

Izzabel: Singing Grade 2 – Pass

Drake: Clarinet Grade 1- Pass

Laurence: Saxophone Grade 1- Merit

Ellie: Grade 5 Theory- Merit


Back to School September 2018

Hope you had a great summer! TMP resumes on Thursday 13th September 2018- see you then!


July 29th 2018 – From Ann Smith, Director of TMP

Just had 3 amazing days with 50 young musicians at Wymondham College. It was such good fun ! Thank you to such a wonderful team of helpers, it was awesome .

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Pictures from Make Music Day! June 21st 2018

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June Performance opportunity at TMP!

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EXAM RESULTS ARE IN!