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Fortwilliam Park, Belfast,
BT15 4AR,
028 9078 4200
 Junior Department
CBSM Junior Department
Since the Junior Music Centre opened in 1970, the CBSM Junior Department has continued to provide high quality musical experiences for children of primary school age. String, Wind and Brass and percussion  players have the opportunity to play in one of the String or Wind groups with children of similar age and ability, whilst young singers enjoy challenging repertoire and part-singing in the JMC. The Saturday Club provides a good foundation for all these activities. Each year, the children in the Junior Department take part in concerts in important venues such as the Ulster Hall.

Instrumental Lessons
Lessons are available on Piano, Violin, Viola, ‘Cello, Mini-Bass (Primary 4 and above); Classical Guitar, Oboe, Bassoon, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Percussion and Drum Kit (Primary 5 and above).Students who are interested will be assessed for musical aptitude and suitability for the instrument. No previous experience is necessary. Lessons take place on a weekday afternoon and students are usually expected to attend the Junior Music Centre or one of the Junior Instrumental Groups on a Saturday morning. Piano students must have access to a piano/keyboard with full size keys and a complete 7 octave range. Orchestral instruments may be hired from the School of Music. Guitar students must have their own instrument

Aural/Theory Classes
Junior students who are working towards Grade 2 or above, may apply to join a shared aural/theory class.

Friday Club (Primary 3 and 4)
This is a fun session of introductory musical activities including games, singing and percussion. It is an extremely valuable experience for all children, particularly those who are going on to learn other instruments.

Junior Music Centre (Primary 5-7)
The Junior Music Centre aims to provide children with a stimulating introduction to music with experienced teachers in a safe, friendly environment. Children have the opportunity to explore the exciting world of music through singing, recorder and percussion. As well as singing in a choir and learning the recorder, you will have the opportunity to play African drums, hand-chimes, tuned and un-tuned percussion. We are keen to recruit children with a tuneful singing voice who are interested in developing their musical skills
Instrumental Groups
Children who are learning an orchestral instrument may be interested in playing in one of our String or Wind Groups for children of primary school age which rehearse on Saturday mornings during term-time. These groups provide young players with the opportunity of playing a wide range of interesting music and making friends with students from other schools. Children from any school are welcome to apply. 
Group Saturday
Introductory Winds 9.00am-10.30am
Elementary Winds 10.00am-11.30am
Junior Winds 11.00am-12.30pm
Introductory Strings 10.30am-12.30pm
Elementary Strings 9.00am-11.15am
Junior Strings


Friday Club 4.30-5.30pm
Junior Music Centre 4.30-6.30pm