“The class were so excited and Al worked really well with them. The morning was planned and pitched appropriately; with enough flexibility to be perfectly catered to our needs. Al was calm and patient, and kept a great sense of fun throughout. The children were engaged and positively encouraged to share their ideas and contributions. The film we received is a fantastic memento of the day. The children were able to share it proudly with their parents, who were really impressed with its quality. The lyrics and backing track have enabled us to extend the experience and work on the performance of their song. The children feel like popstars, thank you Al!” - Miss Williams
— St.Mary's RC School, Crowborough
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Teachers - you've had such a rough ride through Covid, and deserve every bit of help you can get.
Our resources could play a key part in virtual learning and/or in the catch-up process once children get back to school.
The best way for your school to gain access to our ever-growing collection of topic-based songs is to join our online membership.
The songs are brought to life on your white board screens with Al's teaching videos using sign language and subtitles to make sure everyone can be included. Your teachers don't need any musical knowhow to deliver a fantastic music-based lesson with songs filled with all the key facts and vocabulary you want the children to learn.
songs that make learning easy
“As part of our celebration of diverse voices around the world we started learning Al Start's song, What Makes A Family. Now we can't stop singing it- it's amazing and we love it! Thanks, Al, for bringing this important subject to the forefront in a child-friendly way. Your music has really given us a boost especially during these challenging times.” - Andrea Morris
— Co-Head of Music, TASIS (The American School in England)
services - school workshops, singing & shows
Al is available to bring her music, singing and songwriting to your school! If you're a teacher at a mainstream school, a deaf school or a special school and you'd like to know more, please get in touch. Here are some ideas and prices.
Al can lead whole school, year group or Key Stage assemblies, teach original songs with sign language, and inject fun and enthusiasm into singing. Songs can be tailored to fit topic work, or just aimed at the ability of the children. These can be one-off or regular sessions.
Prices start from £60 per session - depending on travel.
Topic Work Songwriting Workshops
Bring your classes topic to life by inviting Al for a songwriting workshop. She can write a song with the class about your topic, and then record and/or film it as we perform to the rest of the school and parents & carers. Past songwriting topics have included ‘The Great Fire of London’ ‘Mini Beasts’ ‘Tudors’ ‘The Water Cycle’ ‘Pirates’. and 'Dinosaurs'.
Workshops start at £120 for half day, £200 whole day + travel exp.
How can you include music in your arts? Al can come to your school and write songs with whole classes or larger groups. Performances, pop videos, or even ‘rock school’ type band arrangements can add another dimension. One-off half day fee from £120. Whole day from £200. Prices vary to suit length of project, get in touch for details.