The Benefits of Music Education

The reduction of music education can having lasting negative effects!

Scientists worldwide are involved in researching the effect of music on brain function and structure. This research has revealed the manifold benefits and value of music study, a number of these benefits are described below.

Developmental benefit

There is a large body of evidence that supports music education as an important way of developing children’s intellectual, social and creative potential. 

Such children are more likely to develop to their full potential because...

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Guitar Scholarship available to Sheffield Students

Harmony Music School are now offering children in Sheffield the opportunity to obtain free music scholarships. We are giving two local children between Year 3 and Year 7, the opportunity to learn to play the guitar free of charge for the 2018/2019 school year. The Scholarship Program is designed to help young people who have a passion for music and motivation to learn to play the Guitar and the core aim is to provide direct tuition to individual, eligible students and provide access to music that they may not ordinarily get. This scheme is open to children entitled to free school meals or those in care. They don’t...
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Have you always dreamed of singing to a stadium full of people? Well now you can!

We have an exciting opportunity for one of our singing students to perform at the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield. The winner will perform both the British and Canadian National Anthem before the Eagles v Toronto Wolfpack game on March 11th.

As a sponsor for the Eagles, they have given us this amazing opportunity after hearing about the huge musical talent we have at the school.


Here’s how to enter…

Let your singing teacher know you are interested in entering the competition and they will practice both national anthems ‘a cappella’ with you and record them during your lesson before the deadline 28th February.

All recordings will be listened to...

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Create the official Sheffield Eagles Track

Do you want to be the creator of the next Sheffield Eagles official run out music?

Are you in the process of writing your own track? Do you want to start developing your own music? If your answer is yes then this is the perfect opportunity to get your music recognised on national platform.

Harmony Music School is running a competition to produce an original Sheffield Eagles track. As an official sponsor we have been asked to produce their new run out track and we are inviting all Harmony Music School students to get involved. Currently the team run out to Sandstorm by Darude but they would love to...
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HMS Live – November 12th

We are delighted to announce that our annual concert this year will be November 12th.

For those of you who have not been involved before, we hold a concert every year for all students up to the age of 18 to perform in. This will be the 5th year we have held the concert and it is a great opportunity for our students to experience performing in a theatre environment.

A record number of students have already signed up for the annual 'HMS live' concert. We are expecting a great evening of brilliant performances and again we are hosting the event to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

We have...

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Who to see at Tramlines

So it's nearly here...Are you ready? Have you got a list of who you are going to see? This year hosts a great line up of known artists; All Saints, The Libertines, The Scientists and Primal Scream are just a few of the world famous acts coming to Sheffield this weekend .

Some of us still fondly remember the days of the Pyjama Jump, Gatecrasher and the day festivals at Don Valley Stadium. Whilst we miss events, those that had helped to put Sheffield on the map, Tramlines really helps to keep this city's of amazing music heritage alive. Tramlines is now 'THE'...

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Annual charity concert

Great news this year we have even more students enter to perform. This will not only make the night brilliant it will help us to raise more money for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Concert Times and Performers Arrival times

3.00pm – 4.30pm

Arrive by 2.30pm

5.00pm -6.30pm

Arrive by 4.45pm


Arrive by 6.45pm

Where and When
The concert is taking place on Sunday November 27th at Gatty Hall which is opposite Harmony Music School on Priory Road, Ecclesfield S35 9XY, next to...
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Our Day at Owls in the Park

We had a fab day last Sunday. Loads of people came to see and sponsor us with our quest to raise money for Sheffield Children's Hospital.

Throughout the day you entered our Guitar Hero V's Guitar Tom challenge

Congratulations to the winners

  • 1st prize (Guitar and Amp) - Jack Morgan with 102%

Runners up:

  • Elliot Robinson (2 Harmony Music School gift vouchers) 99%

  • Peter Osborne (2 Steve Vai tickets @ Sheffield City Hall) 98%

  • Marianne Murray (2 SWFC tickets) 97%

  • Jacob Taylor (Battlebox Battle Pack) 96%



We also had the team undertake various sponsored challenges throughout the day, from the physically gruelling to the ridiculous!  Kim, Abby,...

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Join us on Sunday 19th at Hillsbrough Park

Looking for a great day out?......

On Sunday 19th in Hillsborough Park at ' The Owls in the Park' day we have our own stand . The event is usually a great day out so the Harmony Music School team have decided it's also the perfect day to have a summer event. We have comptetiions and games going throughout the day so come down and see us and get the chance to win some great prizes, including an Electric Guitar and Amp, Football Tickets, An Outdoor Adventure Kit, Concert Tickets and much more.....

Of course we are putting on this event to raise money for our...

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Joe Bonamassa shows us how it’s done!

Looking for some inspiration to practice? Well if this doesn't help I don't know what will! The legend and our patron Joe Bonamassa proves again his amazing skill with a guitar.....enjoy! I wonder if Joe, Tom and Will can do this :) ...
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Charity Concert – November 30th From 4.00pm

The concert is just around the corner. To help make sure that your prepared, this page will give you all the information about the show.

Concert Times and Performers

4.00pm – 5.15pm

Arrive by 3.30pm

5.35pm -6.55pm

Arrive by 5.20pm


Arrive by 7.00pm
Where and When The concert is taking place on Sunday November 30th at Gatty Hall which is opposite Harmony Music School on Priory Road, Ecclesfield S35 9XY, next to the church. There will be a keyboard, organ, piano, drum kit and full PA...
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The date is set for the Harmony Concert!

We are delighted to announce that our annual concert will be in November this year. The concert, for our younger students, will be held at Gatty Hall Theatre, Ecclesfield on Sunday November 30th starting at 4pm.?  

We are very proud to be hosting the concert, to raise money for Harmony Music School’s chosen charity The Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity. We will be selling tickets for the audience at just £3.00 (there is no charge for the performers) with all proceeds going directly to the Children’s Hospital. Tickets are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis, so order your tickets with reception...
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Can Music Really Make You Smarter?……Just Maybe it Can!

For years I have been banging on about how beneficial music lessons are to children in terms of their academic achievements. I'm sure many of you have heard me talk about the benefits connected to learning languages and Maths skills. Well whilst Googleing random music articles I came across this in the Wall Street Journal. I think it's really interesting, it has some very strong arguments for increasing music education frequency in schools, going against the current trend in many UK schools today of providing less than 2 hours of music...
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Anyone fancy playing at the Sheffield City Hall?

As part of English Heritage’s Open Day programme across the UK, Sheffield City Hall will once again be inviting the general public to explore the building with an open house. Heritage Open Days celebrate England’s fantastic architecture and culture by offering free access to properties that are usually closed to the public. Our partners at the City Hall have asked us to arrange a performance from our students for the event. This is an amazing opportunity to perform in a great venue with loads of people.  They would like us to arrange some...
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Learn to play Bad Mood with The Vaccines

Did you know that Roland UK endorse Harmony Music School?

They have teamed up with The Vaccines after their amazing Glastonbury Gig to give us all at Harmony the insider track on how to play their track 'Bad Moon'. Have fun and let us know when you master it! Roland UK caught up with Freddie Cowan at Cato’s rehearsal Studio in London to give you a chance to get a guitar lesson from the man himself. Using his own pedal board centered around a Boss ME-70, a Roland Cube40GX and his brand new Farida GNA TV he takes you through each section of...
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