Case study

Macs make music at
Nottingham Emmanuel School

When Head of Music Andy Wolfe wanted to encourage more students to participate in the music programme at Emmanuel School, we helped him install a suite of Apple computers equipped with Logic and Sibelius music-making software.

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Why did they come to us?
Emmanuel School wanted to increase the popularity of their music programme by making it more accessible to students who weren’t already musicians.

What did they need?
A suite of Macs and software that would help them make music lessons accessible to students who couldn’t play traditional instruments.

How did we help?
As well as providing and maintaining a suite of top-spec Apple computers, we installed Logic and Sibelius software so that students could mix and score their own work, and work with samples rather than live instruments if that suited them better.

What were the benefits?
Since installing the suite of Macs, Head of Music Andy Wolfe says he has seen “a huge increase in students attending lunchtime enrichment opportunities in Music Technology and the equipment has tended to engage a clientele that may not have been the most eager to participate in more mainstream music enrichment opportunities.”

Emmanuel School has a lot to be proud of, with 97% of students achieving A*-C in 2007’s Music GCSEs. Andy describes the new equipment as a “fantastic tool in the hands of the examination groups” that has allowed “more advanced students to flourish using Logic and Sibelius.”

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Who are Emmanuel School? Arrow

The Nottingham Emmanuel School are a Church of England School for children aged 11 – 18. They recently moved to a new, state-of-the-art £26 million facility.