What is Re:Play

Re:Play is an exciting and inclusive strings project based at The Fallibroome Academy. The project provides Macclesfield students in (currently) Years 3-7 an opportunity to learn the violin, viola, cello or double bass as part of a string orchestra. When students begin the project they are given an instrument to use and then attend weekly Re:Play sessions every Tuesday. In these sessions the Re:Play Team and Music Ambassadors teach students how to play their instruments, using up-to-date music and a holistic approach to general musicianship and specialist strings teaching.

Now a well-established programme, Re:Play has involved over hundreds of students in instrumental tuition, from Fallibroome, Mottram St Andrew, Upton Priory, Whirley, Bollinbrook, Prestbury, Broken Cross, Nether Alderley and Gawsworth.


Where did the idea come from?

Re:Play is based on the concept of group learning widely used in a variety of music tuition across the world. Following the broad prinicipals of the Venezualan project ‘El Sistema’, Re:Play offers free tuition and instruments to all of its students in order to widen musical impact across the local area.


Who can be involved?

We recruit new students each September/October, usually from Years 3, 4 & 5. Students who have been in the project for two years will move into individual instrumental tuition at The Fallibroome Academy from September. Current Re:Play students in Years 5 & 6 will continue with their usual Tuesday sessions. For more information on recruitment, please contact us.


How is Re:Play funded?

The instruments used in Re:Play have been generously funded by the governors of The Fallibroome Academy. Tuition and resources are funded by the specialist Arts College grant. We believe it is important for all students to be able to access instrumental tuition regardless of financial background.


Re:Play Later

Re:Play Later is a strand of the project focused on adults. Tuesday evening sessions begin each September / October for adults who wish to learn a string instrument. After completing one year of tuition, participants progress to join the Re:Play Later Orchestra, enjoying weekly rehearsal sessions and regular chances to perform.