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Music for Torbay Schools continues for Spring Term

Following a successful autumn term project with Vocal Global, Music for Torbay Schools continues with Paper Horse in the spring term. Concerts or workshops are now available to book – don’t miss the opportunity for pupils to experience live music in your school, delivered by specially trained LMN musicians.


Monday 30 January-Thursday 2 February 2017

Brothers Zeb and Sam Haynes are Paper Horse, an explosive mix of alternative rock and power pop.  Both are accomplished singer-songwriters, with an emphasis on vocal harmony and a range of instrumentation – they bring guitar, bass guitar and djembe as well as making music literally on anything that comes to hand! The band have played countless gigs in and around the southwest and have shared the stage with the likes of Mark Morris (Blue Tones), The Futureheads and Matt Berry (I.T Crowd).

Times are:

9.10am-10.10am; 10.45am-11.45am; 1pm-2pm

The cost per session is £138.00.

Paper Horse can present a large-group concert or a single-class workshop: 

Concerts include repertoire adapted for each setting so you can be sure the content will be relevant and engaging for staff and pupils alike. With repertoire comprising everything from the Beatles to Taylor Swift as well as their own original music, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Workshops for smaller groups can focus on songwriting and / or percussion and include warm up activities, the chance for the class to join Zeb and Sam’s band on percussion, rhythm exercises, making lyrics together, as well as working on arranging well-known tunes to give them a different feel – allowing children to engage with familiar music on a different level.


Music for Torbay Schools has been planned for Torbay schools in consultation with Torbay teachers.  It’s an opportunity for your pupils to experience a professional concert, tailored to their age group and brought directly to your school.  It meets the national curriculum guidance to provide pupils with opportunities to listen to and develop understanding of a wide range of high-quality live music, and because it happens in school, there are no travel costs to find, just a contribution towards the musicians’ fees.  The project is presented by Live Music Now and was commissioned by Torbay Music Education Hub.

See what some of the people who took part in our autumn term concerts with LMN ensemble Vocal Global had to say:

  • ‘What an incredible experience for the whole school. Thank you for such an inspirational concert! Staff and students alike were enthralled!’
  • ‘I think it was absolutely amazing. It made me feel that all the annoying noises I do at home could turn into something! It really inspired me to travel and to beatbox.’
  • ‘Many of our children had never seen live music performed by a professional group. It was certainly an inspirational experience for many of our children and helped us in meeting the requirements of the music curriculum.’
  • ‘It inspired me to continue with my music tuition.’
  •  ‘I’ve been teaching since 1997 and that was the best assembly I’ve ever been to.


How to book: contact Live Music Now South West on email: [email protected] or call 07880 437526, and clearly indicate your preferred day/time.  Spaces are limited, so please book soon to be sure to get a place. The cost per session is £138.00.


More information:

Spaces needed:

For concerts, a school hall would be ideal.  For workshops, either a hall or a classroom that can be cleared of tables and chairs would be fine.



Concerts can accommodate large groups, up to your whole school, space permitting.

Workshops are for a maximum of one class, up to 30 students.  Special schools – we will discuss group sizes with you; we usually recommend no more than 8-12 students depending on their needs.


Tailoring the project to your curriculum:

When you book, we will ask you about age group, ability, and we’ll also ask if there are any particular topics that you would like to link to that your students are studying right now.  The workshop summaries above give you a taste of what the musicians can offer, but they are very happy to adapt to your school’s requirements.


Linking with other schools:

If you would like to share a concert with a neighbouring school, please get in touch with them and then make ONE booking with us, confirming which school the event will take place at, and who the main contact will be.


Scheduling the concert:

Our musicians need to have time to travel from one school to another: if you know that your school and a nearby one would both like a session, how about booking at the same time – then we can place the concerts on the same day.


About Live Music Now: The musicians are all part of the Live Music Now programme. We select the most talented performers who are at the outset of their professional careers, support their development, and work with them to bring music to schools, care homes and hospitals across the UK. Our musicians all complete DBS checks, which they will provide on request. Find out more about us:


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We would like to thank our supporters, Torbay Music Education Hub, Devon Educational Trust and the Norman Family Charitable Trust for subsidising the cost of the project for schools, and all of the teachers who helped us design the programme by responding to our consultation.



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