RMT Instrumental Days 2024


To celebrate RMT’s 30th birthday year we’ve planned a series of Instrumental Days, all available at a cost of £30 per participant (as they are half day courses, the percussion options are £30 for the two, or £15 each if you only wish to attend one).

Event Age           Suitable for level Day Date Time  Venue
Recorder Day Booking closed Y2-Y6 Beginner to grade 5 Sun 17.03.24 1000-1600 The Mall School
Percussion KS2/KS3 Wkshop Booking closed Y3-Y9  2 terms+ experience (percussion or drum kit) Sun 21.04.24 1300-1600 RMT Briar Rd
Percussion – Drumline Booking closed Y4-Y13 4 terms+ experience (percussion or drum kit) Sun 19.05.24 1300-1700 RMT Briar Rd
Woodwind and Brass Day Booking closed Y3-Y6 Wider opps to grade 3 Sat 01.06.24 1000-1600 Waldegrave School
BandItos (Guitar/Piano/Keyboard/Drums)
Booking closed
Y3-Y7 Beginner to grade 2 Sun 09.06.24 1000-1600 Waldegrave School
String Day Y3-Y7 Advanced beginner to grade 5 Sun 23.06.24 1000-1600 Waldegrave School


Read more about the days

Recorder Day 17.03.24 Booking Now Closed
We’ll be celebrating everything we love about our instrument, offering you the chance to experience ensemble playing whilst learning new ways to create music using your recorder.  The international award-winning recorder quartet Palisander will be our special guests, and they’ll bring their collection of recorders of all shapes and sizes to perform for and with you.  During the day, you will have the opportunity to work on specially created ensemble pieces both in smaller ability based groups, and as part of a recorder orchestra!  The day is open to Y2-Y6 students, from those who have just mastered the notes BAG all the way up to those who are Grade 5+.  The day will culminate in a performance for families with Palisander. Come along to discover something new on your recorders!

Percussion KS2/KS3 Wkshop 21.04.24 Booking Now Closed
This course invites drum and percussion students to participate in a larger-than-usual percussion group. Using tried and tested approaches and materials we’ll focus on building up a contemporary rock & pop ‘medley’, using tuned percussion and a stylistic ‘drum section’ playing accompanying beats, guiding your teamwork and music-making skills. Suitable for those who are having lessons on drums or percussion with 2 terms or more experience. Instruments are provided, but please bring your own drumsticks, labelled or marked.

Percussion – Drumline 19.05.24  Booking Now Closed
Drumline is an excellent opportunitiy to develop your timekeeping skills within an ensemble setting. Inspired by the work of the Atlanta Drum Academy, who appeared on “America’s Got Talent”, this session will explore some universal drumming fundamentals, focusing on technique and precision, from a ‘Drumline’ perspective, which can be applied to all styles of music.  Please bring along your drumsticks, a pencil, and if you have one, a drumming ‘practice pad’. Suitable for drummers and percussionists with 4+ terms experience.

Woodwind and Brass Day 01.06.24    Booking Now Closed
Join us for a day of dedicated woodwind and brass focusing on the enjoyment of ensemble playing and working with others.  Led by RMT’s specialist teachers, participants will work on a number of fun pieces throughout the day.  This is a wonderful opportunity for Y3-Y6 students from beginner/wider opportunities level up to grade 3 standard to have fun and to experience the joy of playing as part of a bigger group. The day will culminate in a performance for friends and family.  We look forward to seeing you there!

BandItos (Guitars/Pianos/Keyboards/Drums) 09.06.24 Booking Now Closed
BandItos gives participants who already play guitar, piano/keyboard, or drum kit the chance to improve their skills alongside others who play the same instrument.  Throughout the day we’ll also spend time in informal band settings with participants who play other instruments, jamming the tracks we’ve learnt the parts to in our individual groups.  At the end of the day we’ll invite parents in to see what we’ve been up to in an informal play through gig.
BandItos is open to any pupil in Y3-Y7.  You do not need to have taken an exam to take part but you must have a minimum 1-year’s tuition on your instrument (as a guide you are probably at least an advanced beginner working towards grade 1 level).  If you currently learn acoustic or classical guitar, you can still come to BandItos; just let us know on the form if you need to borrow an electric guitar for the day.  Come and join us!
To take part please complete the form on the BandItos page.

String Day 23.06.24 Booking Now Closed
This is a chance for string players to come together and try new techniques.  We’ll work on boosting performance skills and you’ll have an opportunity to play in a large ensemble with others of varying levels. Supported by RMT string tutors, you will have a chance to explore a new piece of music and perform this at the end of the afternoon for parents and carers. RMT Strings day is open to players of various abilities, from advanced beginners (minimum 1 yrs tuition) all the way up to those who are Grade 5.  We’re open to violins, violas, cellos and double basses. We would be delighted for you to come along!