Daily Adult Classes

Classes for adults (16+) are available four days a week during term time. The students work towards the Music Man Project Achievement Levels and can achieve qualifications accredited by the Trinity Arts Award.  Students receive certificates for progress twice a year and they prepare for regular public performances, music festivals and competitions.

As well as learning about musical performance, improvisation, composition and musical theory the students come to share their musical tastes and to enjoy making music with friends.

Daily adult classes also provide a number of performance opportunities including large scale concert productions, solo and small ensemble showcases, Christmas concerts, fundraising events, integrated music events with mainstream students, music festivals and competitions.

Session Locations and Times

Monday Sessions

Belfairs Methodist Church, Eastwood Road North, Leigh
Morning Session: 10am-12pm, afternoon Session: 1pm-3.30pm

United Reform Church, Market Hill, Maldon
Afternoon Session: 2pm-4pm

Tuesday Sessions

St John Fisher Church, Manners Way, Southend
Morning Session: 10am-12pm, afternoon Session: 1pm-3.30pm

Wednesday Sessions

The Unity Centre, Lowestoft Mencap, Suffolk.
Afternoon Session: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Please telephone 01502 539810 for more information

Thursday Sessions

Benfleet Methodist Church, High Road, Benfleet
Morning Session: 10am-12pm, afternoon Session: 1pm-3.30pm

Friday Sessions

St Laurence Church Hall, Eastwoodbury Lane, Eastwood
Morning Session: 10am-12pm
Afternoon Session: 1pm-3.30pm

Saturday Sessions

Little Common Royal British Legion, Meads Avenue, Bexhill on Sea, Sussex
Afternoon Session: 2pm-4pm

Please telephone 07469 890077 for more information or download the Sussex session flyer using the links below
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Southend Sessions
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Saturday Mencap Music School

Founded in 2000 by David Stanley, the Southend Mencap Music School provides music tuition every Saturday morning for children and adults with a learning disability. An average of 50 adults and 20 children each week and a total client base of over 300 have enjoyed the Music School over the past decade.

David runs the Music School alongside Southend Regional Director Jenny Hitchcock and former Special School music teacher Val Wilcox, along with a team of professional helpers, volunteers and mainstream school pupils. The Mencap Music School also performs to capacity audiences throughout the year, during a range of shows and special events.

Between 2011-2012, professional film maker, Paul Carpenter documented the incredible story of Southend Mencap Music School prior to its eventual transition to The Music Man Project.  The highly acclaimed 55-minute film is available to view on MMP-TV.

Session locations and times (during school term times only):

Saturday Sessions (Adult)
Kingsdown School, Snakes Lane, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 6XT
10.30am-12pm

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Download the Adults Music School flyer for more information

Summer School

Every year The Music Man Project operates a week long Summer School for adults.  Students can sign up from any region and they do not have to be clients of existing Music Man Project services.

During the Summer School students work with song writers and composers to devise and create a brand new musical.  The musical is previewed at the end of the week and then performed to an audience following rehearsals during the Autumn Term.

In 2013, the topic for the Summer School Musical was Hate Crime.  Students created characters and plot lines and helped write the music and lyrics for the songs.  All the material is collated and arranged by Musical Director, David Stanley, before the finished production is eventually performed during special events and shows.

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