Beacon High, Islington joined MiSST in 2016.
There are currently 90 students on the Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme learning the violin.
Stephanie and Natalie are looking forward to starting a Music Specialist School in year 7 at Beacon High in September. The sessions will start with mindfulness and continue to choir rehearsal then a theory lesson and in the final hour there will be a full class ensemble rehearsal. Students will receive small group tuition of approximately 4 in a group, their lessons with be on rotation throughout the Music Specialist School to ensure they are not missing learning.
In a year where the performing arts have been hard hit it is great that students have been able to continue to learn an instrument, appreciate music and gain cultural capital. The MiSST programme allows our students these opportunities.
Quote from Year 9 student
“MiSST was really fun. In primary I used to play the violin but when I started Year 7 at Beacon I started to learn the flute, which I have continued to play through to the present day at the end of Year 9. I really enjoy the flute and I’m going to keep playing it. I joined the orchestra with Ms Dawson in Year 8. I met lots of new people at all different schools through the MiSST Orchestra. The MiSST staff were really inspiring and helped us keep on moving forward instead of getting stuck on one piece.“
Quote from Head Teacher Alan Streeter
"Whether a student is musically gifted or an instrumental novice MiSST provides them with the opportunity to develop a passion. Instrumental tuition is too often an afterthought in education and only those whose families are able to afford it, get that privilege. MiSST breaks down those barriers and opens up the world of the music through an equality of opportunity."