AN EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY FROM ZYLO
Music for anyone!
Zylo music clubs deliver a unique after-school experience. Designed for all children, they benefit those with little or no musical background as well as providing an opportunity for children studying an instrument to jam with other musicians; an important aspect of developing one's musicality. Music is recognised for its positive effects on the brain and is valued as a great tool for developing communication and social skills. Imaginations run wild at our clubs and every session is built around our after school club motto: Play, Progress, Perform
- PLAY: Fun music games that encourage teamwork, raise confidence and promote a supportive learning environment.
- PROGRESS: Musical activities that teach fundamental rhythm and writing skills, all focused on collaborating as part of a band.
- PERFORM: Children perform to each other every week and stage end-of-term shows for parents and school assemblies using our music library and their own ideas.
“Music sets the brain alight” - Anita Collins
For children already involved in music we offer an opportunity to use skills they've learned in the context of a larger group and develop their musicianship. For excited newcomers we offer the chance to learn fundemental musical skills and discover the magic of music. Through fun games and activities children listen to, interact with and learn about a wide variety of musical styles using their own instruments as well as those that we provide.
Our policies and systems enable our brilliant tutors to maintain a safe, fun and supportive club setting in which children can thrive. Anita Collins, a neuroscientist specialising in music education, says that “Playing music is the brain's equivalent of a full body workout". At Zylo we bring the arts to you and, in doing so, aim to extend these benefits to the widest possible range of children.
Music is the universal language of mankind and is reknowned for its emotional power, but it also has psychological and even academic benefits. Studies have shown that children who participate in music often have larger vocabularies and better reading skills than their peers. Children with a variety of learning disabilities also benefit greatly from the focus and fun that music education provides. In addition, music has been shown to help children develop teamwork and critical thinking skills... all while channeling their inner pop star!
We've been running primary school clubs since 2010 and have worked with over 1500 children across more than 35 clubs. Our fun, balanced approach takes into account our position as an introduction or 'top-up' option as well as the nature of an after-school club setting, allowing us to create an experience that caters to all children, not only those with an inherent interest in music. Our healthy mix of multi-instrument, multi-style workshop sessions and composition based performance terms ensures that we offer a truly valuable, yet wholly fun experience!
What happens after I apply?
Once you've filled out our online application form we will respond as soon as possible with a confirmation (usually within 24 hours). If a place is available you will receive an email containing information about our service and login details for the members area of our website where you can view session dates, communicate with us about your child's progress and make online payments each term. If a place is unavailable we will add your child to the club waiting list and let you know as soon as an opportunity arrises for them to join.
What do people think of Zylo music?
We don't know yet! But they seem to like our other clubs...
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful start in life you have afforded my son with regard to building his self-confidence and creating a platform within himself from which he could learn to express himself and grow as an individual."
- Sarah Horley, parent
"Zylo has made a marked difference to my daughter's confidence in a fun way without her realising."
- Debbie Dadswell, parent
"The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience led by superb instructors who both encouraged the children and enabled them to creatively display their talents. Parents very much enjoyed watching their children's progress and enjoyment."
- Dr Michael Davies, Headteacher at Little Horsted CEP School
“I have great pleasure in providing a testimonial for Ryan and his company Zylo Performance. His patience, professionalism and natural connection with the children is clearly apparent and the children thoroughly enjoy their drama sessions. We cannot fault any [Zylo] staff member who has visited Manor and I have complete faith in Ryan’s vetting process.”
- Margaret Coleman, Headteacher at Manor Primary School
"My son generally detests any sort of group activities (especially team sports) and finding after school clubs that he will even tolerate, let alone actually enjoy is really difficult but he loves coming to Drama. It’s the first club I remember him wanting to go back to term after term, so you and your team must be doing something very right."
- Kirsty Bell, parent
"The natural empathy that the Zylo Performance tutors have with the children is just wonderful to see. My daughter's confidence has clearly soared, she always wants to do drama after school... which is equally fuelling her love of story writing & plays! I'm off now to another performance by BB Productions!!"
- Darcie Carrington, parent
"My daughter loves the drama club and is looking forward to it every week. It is great to see children of different ages interacting and working so well together."
- Sylvia Butler, parent
"Tilly's confidence has grown and developed wonderfully through Zylo drama and this is reflected in her overall behaviour. She always comes home full of fun and enthusiasm after each lesson."
- Kristina Everest, parent
“Thanks so much for providing such a wonderful drama club. Nile’s speech and confidence have improved so much because of his time spent with you. This year’s school play was real evidence of this, two years ago he wouldn’t have sung in front of his family let alone the whole school!”
- Amy Reynolds, parent
"Drama club is the best club at school, we get to make plays and it is lots of fun!"
- Sophie, pupil
"[The tutor] who runs Zylo Performance always conducts the classes well and is very professional in his approach. From an admin point of view everything is dealt with by Zylo and we receive a register at the beginning of the term which takes the pressure off us in the school office."
- Jackie Potter, Office Manager at Buxted CEP School