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  • Teacher Training Opportunities

    Teacher Training Opportunities

    24th July 2018

    DaCapo is offering a one year training opportunity for teachers of violin, guitar, woodwind and brass. This is an opportunity for musicians who have a real interest in training how to be excellent teachers.  The course works with Kodaly and Eurythmics principles and a teaching method based on play. It equips the student to be a well prepared music teacher who puts enjoyment at the heart of every lesson.  A grant of £1500 for the year is available to successful applicants.  Details  Training takes place on Saturdays and up to 10 week days across the year. The course includes:  4 full days of training towards the DaCapo Initial Certificate (weekday - dates to be confirmed)  The DaCapo Teachers’ Convention with follow up tasks and reading  One assessment each term  A personal mentor who helps the student to keep up with training, assessments and trouble shooting.  A number of individual pupils to teach. Mentors will help...

  • Free Open Day: Saturday 23rd June, 10am - 2pm

    Free Open Day: Saturday 23rd June, 10am - 2pm

    23rd June 2018

    Since starting in 1991, we have grown our Flagship Family Music Centre in North London into a thriving Saturday School, with over 150 people attending at Wren Academy each week. We moved our Saturday School to Wren in September 2017, having outgrown our previous home at Wessex Gardens...

  • Founders' Day Review

    2nd December 2017

    The Founders' Day event on Thursday 23rd November was a wonderful evening in all sorts of ways: great company and food in the lovely surroundings of Rosslyn Hill Chapel, and a fabulous performance by cellist Joely Koos which was both entertaining and breathtaking. She guided us through the Bach...

  • DaCapo goes to Indonesia!

    18th November 2017


  • Founders' Day - Nov 23rd

    12th October 2017

    Our annual Founders' Day celebrates DaCapo's Founders and over 25 years at the forefront of music education with a concert, fundraiser and social evening. Founders Day 2017 will be on November 23rd at Rosslyn Hill Chapel. Tickets are £10 and can be purchased in advance from...

  • Saturday Family Music Centre moves to Wren Academy, September 2017

    Saturday Family Music Centre moves to Wren Academy, September 2017

    18th July 2017

    Since starting in 1991, DaCapo has grown and grown and our Saturday Family Music Centre is a buzzing hive of activity each week. We’ve outgrown our home at Wessex Gardens, with over one hundred and fifty people taking part every week, so the time has come to move to new, bigger premises. From...

  • Oxford May Music concert

    26th April 2017


  • Janis Kelly Concert, 23rd April

    6th April 2017

    On April 23rd, St George's Day, we have a performance by a star – Janis Kelly - in aid of our Symphony of a Thousand Appeal. For more information and to book tickets please go to our Concert Series 2017. ...

  • Christmas Carols and Fundraising Concert

    8th December 2016

    We are very grateful to Fortune Green Choir for making DaCapo the chosen charity for their Christmas Concert and Carol Singing this year. The concert will last for an hour - there will be the choir, a smaller ensemble, a solo piano piece and carols for everyone. Mulled wine and mince pies to...

  • London Lawyers Concert

    8th December 2016

    We are very excited to present a special concert in collaboration with London Lawyers Music on January 29th 2017. Taking well known and loved music for orchestra and choir, LLM will illustrate the various options that composers have when writing. Children and audience members will be able to...

  • Chair of Board of Trustees Vacancy

    23rd November 2016

    Chair of Board of Trustees Vacancy The DaCapo Music Foundation is looking for a new Chair. S/he will have a passion for children’s music education and the ability to provide leadership and direction to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. We are looking for someone who will advocate on behalf of...

  • Looking Ahead...

    21st October 2016

    We have lots of exciting things in the calendar for 2017. Here are a few key events for your diary: January 29th 2017: London Lawyers Music & DaCapo Family Concert (see below), St Jude's, NW11, 5pm March 26th 2017: Big Performance for teenagers, adults and Attacca, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, NW3, 4pm ...

  • Summer School Success

    17th October 2016

    Street Party was the theme for our annual Summer School, a fantastic week of music-making which culminated in a performance with true feel-good factor, 50 happy children and proud teachers and parents. “The children had such a good time at the summer camp – they learnt such a lot and had great...

  • Move of office

    Move of office

    3rd October 2016

    We made an exciting office move last month – to the brand new Primary School at Wren Academy. Wren have offered us a lovely office and training space and given us a very warm welcome. We have already started teaching classroom music to Reception and Year 1 children (that’s currently the whole...

  • Arts Week at Christ Church Primary

    Arts Week at Christ Church Primary

    6th September 2016

    Our collection of work called ‘Street Party’ was the theme for an Arts Week at Christchurch Primary School in Chelsea during the summer. Led by Will Dollard, DaCapo teachers delivered a fun-packed programme of music-making. Caroline Ross, the school's music coordinator said: "Our DaCapo Arts...

  • DaCapo in Amsterdam

    30th May 2016

    Jane Cutler and senior teacher Dan Warwick have just returned from introducing the DaCapo approach to 25 music teachers at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. This is the fourth year that we have been invited to give this training course and we are delighted to continue our strong link with music...

  • DaCapo Principal to present at MEYRC Conference

    3rd May 2016

    MEYRC: Music Educators and Researchers of Young Children DaCapo's principal Jane Cutler has been invited to present a workshop for MEYRC at their annual practice conference at Edge Hill University next month. She will present the DaCapo Early Years programme – its background, activities,...

  • Founders' Day Success

    24th March 2016

    "As dusk fell on the quiet splendour of London’s Hampstead Garden Suburb, around 70 people gathered into Lutyens’ magnificent St Jude’s Church for the inaugural Founders’ Day concert of the DaCapo Music Foundation. The twin aims of the evening were to celebrate DaCapo’s 25 years of innovative,...

  • Founder's Day Concert Announced

    Founder's Day Concert Announced

    29th January 2016

    Celebrating 25 years at the forefront of music education 2016 see our first Founder’s Day Concert, an annual event to celebrate the DaCapo anniversary, to enjoy a concert and social gathering, and to fundraise for a chosen cause. The event will feature music from our Composer-in-Residence,...

  • Wessex Gardens Orchestra Launched!

    5th November 2015

    On 5th November the DaCapo teaching team launched The Wessex Gardens Children's Orchestra. Forty children who all play instruments, from Year 1 to Year 6, came together and started to explore the ins and outs of playing in an orchestra. It was very impressive! Because of the quality and...

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The DaCapo Music Foundation

Head Office c/o Wren Academy

Hilton Avenue, North Finchley

London, N12 9HB. 

Tel: 07923 130289

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