A Christmas Toy Story – New Update

One of our best selling Christmas productions has received a minor update. ‘A Christmas Toy Story’ for ages 5-11. Updated 15/09/2019

What’s Changed?
A-Christmas-Toy-Story
New Update for 2019

We’ve added extra script variations and made some subtle tweaks to existing scripts. We’ve added extra helpful staging advice to the ‘Production Notes’ document. We’ve made slight formatting changes to PowerPoints, Songsheet and Sheet Music files. All in all, every one of these changes has been implemented to provide customers with even more flexibility and creative control.

What Customers Say:

“A great show, full of colour, charm and sheer entertainment.” – L. Lee, Principal

“I was immensely impressed with this enthralling Christmas musical play. The audience were completely captivated throughout.” – H. Sneddon, teacher

For further information, or to buy now please click here.

To read more about how this musical was created, please click here.

Goodbye CD ROMs. Hello streaming! Major changes coming to Learn2soar Music

Computer? What's a computer?

Over the next few months, big changes are coming to Learn2soar Music. In a nutshell, we will be phasing out all CD ROM product options, with existing digital content moving online instead.

Multipurpose CDs

Currently, all our products are available in one of two ways: Multipurpose CDs or Instant Downloads. But very soon, there will be just one main option for all customers: ‘Instant Online Access’. Allowing you to stream everything you need instantly, from any device. Audio CDs will still be sold as optional extras, but the Multipurpose CD option will go. Continue reading “Goodbye CD ROMs. Hello streaming! Major changes coming to Learn2soar Music”

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Yes, we have a BIG thank you! We’re excited to announce that we’ve just received the largest single royalty payment we’ve ever had, courtesy of CCLI (Christian Copyright Licensing International).

What Are Royalties?

Thank You

For those who have never heard of CCLI, or ‘royalty payments’, here’s a brief explanation. Every time any school or church around the world displays, copies, prints or shares the lyrics or sheet music from one of our songs, then they should report that usage to CCLI. Each song report is worth a small amount to us. These amounts accumulate throughout the year, with combined royalties paid out twice a year.

We’ve now received our total royalty payment for songs used between Oct 18 and March 19, and it was a substantial amount of money. The largest single royalty payment we’ve ever received. We’re so thankful for all the teachers and children’s workers who have taken the time out of their busy schedules to report song usage to CCLI. We’re humbled by your continual love and support for our songs, and by your efforts in contacting CCLI about them. Thank you so much.

Surprisingly though, having crunched the numbers and examined the data of the songs that were reported, it seems that there is still just a relatively small percentage of customers who are reporting songs regularly. This is a shame, because we know that if every customer reported our songs accurately, then the royalty amounts we received would literally have several extra zeros on the end.

Please don’t get us wrong. We’re not complaining, and we’re not saying any of this out of boasting, or greed for more money. We just want Learn2soar Music to grow. Being completely honest, due to austerity and school cutbacks, the last few years have been tough for our business. Schools are understandably not spending as much money as they used to. Therefore, these royalty payments aren’t about buying new cars for the directors, but are simply about keeping the business afloat. And if more customers reported song usage properly, we know we’d have enough money to expand the business even more and provide a better service in the future. So how can you help?

Schools

We know how ridiculously busy all you teachers are. On your list of ‘jobs to do’, reporting song usage to CCLI is most likely rock bottom of your list. But if you’re using and enjoying someone’s music, isn’t it only fair to ensure that the writers get paid correctly? Continue reading “Thank You, Thank You, Thank You”

Changes to Performance Licences

In last month’s Blog post we let you know that there are a lot of changes coming to Learn2soar Music during 2019, and that we would be sharing all our exciting news with you, bit by bit. So to start off, we want to inform you of important changes we’re making to the way we sell our performance licences.

What are Performance Licences?
Performance Licences
Performance Licences

If you intend to stage any type of performance using our plays and musicals, then by law you need to purchase one of our performance licences directly from us. This is a legal requirement worldwide* and applies to all types of schools, churches, nurseries, preschools, children’s groups, etc. *(In the UK via the ‘Copyright, Designs & Patents Act 1988’, and Worldwide via the ‘Berne Convention’ and the ‘World Intellectual Property Organisation’). So what are these changes?

Continue reading “Changes to Performance Licences”

Alphabet Nativity – Revisiting our brilliantly simple ‘ABC Nativity’

The ABC Nativity Christmas Nativity Play

Continuing our monthly series, focusing on the products at the top of our all time best sellers list, this month we look at our highly original alphabet nativity play: ‘The ABC Nativity’!

In September we looked at our Number 1 best seller ‘Our First Nativity‘. Then in October we looked at ‘C-H-R… Spells Christmas‘, both the Infant and Junior versions, which are at numbers 2 and 3 in our list. This month we’re going to revisit our original alphabet nativity play and our all time number 4 best seller, ‘The ABC Nativity‘. Continue reading “Alphabet Nativity – Revisiting our brilliantly simple ‘ABC Nativity’”

Learn2soar News Update

News Update from Stuart Ross (Main Composer and Managing Director of Learn2soar Music)

My Left Foot
My Left Foot

Yesterday I had a 5 hour operation on my left foot to correct an issue with my heel bone. Unfortunately, the operation involved severing and then re-attaching my achilles tendon (ouch). The operation went very well and the surgeon expects me to make a full recovery, in time. However, it will be a few months before I’m able to walk unaided and I’ve been warned that complete recovery could take up to a year.

Please be assured that whilst I’m recuperating, the day-to-day operations of Learn2soar Music will continue unaffected. I have a great team of people working for me who I have great confidence in. Continue reading “Learn2soar News Update”

It’s A Boy

It’s A Boy! Our main composer and managing director Stuart Ross and his wife Rachel have a new addition to their family… Harry Benjamin Ross was born on the 16th Feb 2017. Stuart posted on twitter:


Stuart and Rachel already have two grown up children, Corinne (19) who is at Uni, and Jamie (16) who is currently taking A-levels. Both Corinne and Jamie have helped with the writing and recording of various Learn2soar Music CDs over the years and we feel sure that in the near future you’ll see Harry’s name in the sleeve notes of various Learn2soar products.

A Christmas-Toy Story: New Children’s Christmas Musical

New for 2016: ‘A Christmas-Toy Story‘ is Learn2soar Music’s forty-fifth school musical release. In many ways it’s also the most ambitious:

Christmas-Toy Story Children's Musical
A Christmas-Toy Story

Fans of Learn2soar Music, who have followed us for the last 15 years, will know that we’re very particular about our primary age titles. It can sometimes be several years between releases. But this isn’t because of laziness, or a lack of ideas. It’s just that we believe that it takes time to create a work of art. Continue reading “A Christmas-Toy Story: New Children’s Christmas Musical”

Licensing Lies – Are you covered for all your music / performance needs?

Are your music / performance licensing needs really covered through one universal license? Perhaps you should double-check that?

licence-lies
Licence-Lies

Recently we’ve spoken with a number of schools, churches and preschools about their licensing needs. Not just here in the UK, but also in Ireland and the USA. Many of them have told us that they’ve been contacted by unspecified organisations who are trying to sell ‘universal licensing’ or ‘covering licences’.

These all-in-one licenses supposedly take care of the  establishment’s entire music and performance licensing needs! Unfortunately, this is a lie. You see, there is no such licence available. Anyone who claims to sell any such ‘universal licence’ is not telling the whole truth. Continue reading “Licensing Lies – Are you covered for all your music / performance needs?”

Harvest Assembly Ideas 2016

If you’re looking for harvest assembly ideas then you’ve come to the right place…

Harvest Ideas
Harvest Ideas

The start of a new school year usually means that plans and preparations for harvest assemblies and Autumn festivals are in the pipeline. To help you out, we’ve updated our Pinterest page by adding dozens of harvest assembly ideas. Harvest crafts, harvest songs, harvest plays and musicals for all ages from 2 to 11. Perfect for any school, preschool or church.

Click here to head to our harvest Pinterest page

Continue reading “Harvest Assembly Ideas 2016”

New Easter 2016 Ideas & Resources for School or Church

Easter 2016 – Sunday March 27th

Good news! We’ve updated our Pinterest page with lots of great new ideas and resources for Easter 2016.

Easter 2016 Ideas & Resources
Easter Ideas & Resources

Easter crafts, Easter songs, Easter videos, Easter plays, Easter musicals and Easter assembly ideas, for all ages from 2-11. Perfect for any school, preschool or church.

Click here to head to our Pinterest page

Continue reading “New Easter 2016 Ideas & Resources for School or Church”

Our First Easter Updates

With Easter just 8 weeks away, we’ve updated two of our best-selling Easter CDs.

Our First Easter Play Songs and Play
Our First Easter Play Songs and Play

We have upgraded Our First Easter PLAY and Our First Easter SHOW to now include lead sheets with guitar chords for every song. We’ve also reprogrammed the CD-ROM sections of each CD to make them easier to use,  better looking and quicker to load.

We’re very pleased with the results and will be making similar changes to all our other existing CDs over the next year or two.

Our First Easter SHOW Songs and Play
Our First Easter SHOW Songs and Play

Existing customers who have verified purchases of either CD can upgrade to the new versions for just £8 per CD.  Just go to the product page by clicking on the CD cover images. Then select the option which says “Extra CD (Exact copy of full priced CD)”.

 

Happy Christmas

christmas-craft
christmas craft

Happy Christmas from everyone at Learn2soar. We hope all of your Christmas musicals and nativity performances have gone really well.  Please let us know about your success stories and feel free to leave any feedback about our various Christmas productions. We look forward to hearing from you.

We’ve also updated our Christmas Pinterest board with lots of craft ideas to help you through the last week of term.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Learn2soar Music

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‘Teach Early Years’ Magazine feature on our Nativity Plays

A big thank you to ‘Teach Early Years’ magazine for their article on Learn2soar Music, which is to appear in their latest issue. Here is what they wrote:

Super Simple Nativity Plays

You can easily perform a nativity play with even the youngest of children, using Learn2soar Music’s wide range of Early Years nativities. Featuring nursery-rhyme based songs, ultra-simple scripts and many added extras, they offer everything you need to stage a parent-pleasing festive treat.

View From The Floor

Super Simple Nativity Article“The Learn2soar early years nativities are so good. Over the last ten years we’ve used 4 different ones in our day nursery, ‘Our First Nativity’ (One and Two). ‘Our First Christmas Play’ and ‘C-h-r-i-s-t-m-a-s Spells Christmas’. They’re all so easy to use and are of an excellent quality. We have a very wide range of ages in our day nursery but all the children are able to take part fully and enjoy the songs so much. These nativities really are perfect for very young children. Thank you for all your help and for producing such brilliant material.” A Smith – Day Nursery Owner

“Absolutely fantastic. We’re really pleased with it. My boss said there was no way we were doing a nativity with children as young as two, but now having seen the material she has completely changed her mind. Honestly we are just so chuffed with this CD! Fantastic stuff.” K Payne – Nursery Worker

“Thank you so much for producing ‘Our First Nativity’. This is the third year in a row we’re performing it in our preschool! It’s always extremely popular and get’s great feedback from the parents. The songs and script are so easy to learn even for very young children. We love it!” L Harrison – Preschool Manager

“Excellent – We’ve 20 years experience of nativity plays and this is by far the best that we’ve come across. Well done!” S Marshall – Early Years Teacher

Thanks ‘Teach Early Years’.  You can find out more about all these Early Years nativities on our Christmas page here:

https://www.learn2soar.co.uk/christmas-nativity-play-script-songs

Very Pinteresting – Learn2soar Music is now on Pinterest

Learn2soar Music now on Pinterest
We’re now on Pinterest

We’re delighted to announce that Learn2soar Music has now begun placing links to resources and ideas on Pinterest:

To start with we’ve created 4 boards for:

  • Leavers Assembly Ideas
  • Nativity Play Scripts/Songs/Costumes/Ideas
  • Mothers Day Ideas
  • Harvest Assembly Songs and Ideas

In addition to linking to our most popular products, each board also contains art/craft ideas, printable resources, costume / staging ideas, inspirational quotes / prayers and even one or two recipe suggestions! Over the coming months we hope to keep adding more and more.

If you’re on Pinterest already then please give us a like or a follow. And if you’re not on Pinterest yet, then you probably should consider it! It only takes a minute to sign up and you’ll find it full of valuable ideas and resources for every school / church / children’s group.

Head over to our Pinterest page here:

Learn2soar Now On Pinterest

101 Assembly Songs: New Half-Price ‘Songs For Assemblies’ Pack

We’ve assembled a new Assembly Songs collection pack!

101 Assembly Songs
101 Assembly Songs

Learn2soar Music is proud to present a new pack of 15 assembly CDs. The pack contains some of our most popular songs for use in your school assemblies. In total you will receive 101 assembly songs with vocal / backing tracks, sheet music, PowerPoints and Songwords. Plus, you get the added bonus of more than 300 pages of fabulous assembly scripts, stories and ideas.

If you were to buy all these CDs separately, it would cost around £200! But if you buy them altogether in this one pack, you will only pay £93.42. Or save even more money by downloading now for just £78.42! (Official school orders are welcome, 30 day invoice for UK-based schools).

Click here to buy now: 101 Assembly Songs

Continue reading “101 Assembly Songs: New Half-Price ‘Songs For Assemblies’ Pack”

Learn2soar Music 2015 Publishing Plans

LEARN2SOAR MUSIC 2015 NEWS: January 2015

This time last year we revealed plans for 7 new publications, but as the year progressed we were sadly only able to publish 4 of them. This was because of the huge amount of time and man power needed to completely overhaul our Learn2soar Music 2015 website. As the new year gets underway, we will still be spending the first few months on major changes to Learn2soar.co.uk, but later in the year we will hopefully be publishing the following exciting new titles…

Learn2soar Music 2015 Publishing Schedule
Learn2soar Music 2015 Publishing Schedule

1. THE SINGING SCARECROW: A new musical for ages 5-11, written for Harvest festivals, but equally suitable for any time of the year.

2. A CHRISTMAS TOY STORY: Christmas toys come to life on Christmas Eve for a fun festive musical (Ages 5-11). Expected Sept/Oct.

3. THE FARMYARD NATIVITY: Old MacDonald stages a nativity, E-I-E-I-O!!!  A fun-filled festive treat with a farmyard twist for ages 2-5. Expected Oct/Nov.

4. COOL CAROLS: (Ages 7-11) Traditional carols with a new fun nativity script. This product will be a complete overhaul of our existing Nativity Play ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ (from 2004). All songs are being edited / re-mastered / re-recorded, along with a few new songs and new scripts. Expected September 2015.

5. NATIVITY PLAY IN ONE DAY: (Ages 5-11) The follow-up to our popular ‘Christmas Play In One Day’. The ultimate time-saver for busy nativity play organisers everywhere. Six simple songs with a simple nativity script enabling you to easily stage a nativity show in just a few hours. Expected late 2015.

Disclaimer: All of the above planned Learn2soar Music 2015 products are scheduled for release during 2015. However, there is no guarantee that any of them will be released within this timeframe.

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Learn2soar Music Has A New Website For Christmas

Christmas has come early. Learn2soar Music has a new look website for you to play with.

Our new look website features some major improvements and changes:

  • Responsive pages for easy viewing no matter what type of device you’re using: mobile, tablet, smartphone, laptop, iPhone, iPad
  • Product options aren’t hidden any more, making it simple to see all your choices before buying
  • Reactive category pages, with sorting options and full review details
  • Easier to use payment pages
  • Larger product images
  • … and much, much more technical behind the scenes stuff to make your learn2soar music experience even better

learn2soar music new website
Learn2soar Music New Look Website

The only downside is that this huge job has taken so long to undertake, that we’ve had to postpone some of our anticipated new releases. We were particularly disappointed that two new Christmas products ‘Christmas Toy Story and ‘Cool Carols’ are now going to have to wait until 2015. Our sincere apologies to any customers who were looking forward to buying them. However, we did manage to release ‘Our First Nativity 2’ which has been selling like hotcakes!

Despite all these changes learn2soar music are very pleased that during 2014 we’ve been able to keep one thing the same… all our low, low prices, which are still unchanged for the fourth year in a row! However, in January 2015 some of our prices will have to rise, but we will still aim to have the lowest prices around with the best value for money. If you find another company selling comparative products for less, then please do let us know. We’ll gladly try to beat any price you are quoted for equal goods and services.

We hope you enjoy using the new look learn2soar music website and if you do come across any small teething problems, please do let us know.

 

BRAND NEW: Our First Nativity 2

Due to popular demand, we’ve created a follow-up to our biggest seller: ‘Our First Nativity 2’ is out now…

Our First Nativity One & Two
Our First Nativity & Our First Nativity TWO

Back in August 2010 I had one of my better ideas, to create the simplest nativity play possible for very young children, calling it ‘Our First Nativity’. A few months later it went on sale and we were astounded by the response. It was soon outselling all our other products combined and has now gone on to become our all time best-selling product by a long way.

It has since spawned a whole host of related early years products, ‘Our First Harvest’, ‘Our First Easter Play’, ‘Our First Easter Show’, ‘Our First Spring’, ‘Our First Mothers Day’ and ‘Our First Christmas Play’, all of which have done well in their own right. I had planned to give the ‘Our First’ range a bit of a break, but then last year I had a few very interesting phone conversations…  Over the course of a two-week period I spoke to several customers who all said the same thing, that they had bought ‘Our First Nativity’  when it had first been released and that they loved it SOOOO much that they had decided to re-use it again and again, every year without fail! Wow! Continue reading “BRAND NEW: Our First Nativity 2”

NEW Primary School Leavers’ Assemblies

Exciting Primary School Leavers’ Assemblies, New for 2014

It’s that time of year again when year 6 teachers all over the country are thinking about their school leavers assemblies. This year, why not save a lot of time and effort? You can buy a short, straightforward leavers assembly that’s ready made and ready-to-go! We have two exciting publications to tell you about:

 

Zooming On Leavers' Assembly

‘Zooming On’: BRAND NEW

 

Get the planning for your leavers’ assemblies off to a zooming start with this great new title. Four of our most popular assembly songs have been mixed with a humorous and thought provoking script. With ready-to-use parts for dozens of pupils, Zooming On Leavers’ Assembly gives you everything you could possibly need for a simple, straightforward leavers’ assembly for ages 7-11.
Buy on CD for £7.99 (+£1.99 P&P) or download now for just £5.99! Continue reading “NEW Primary School Leavers’ Assemblies”

Learn2soar Safe From Heartbleed Bug

If you’ve been concerned by the recent Heartbleed Bug, don’t worry, we’re on top of it as our website has been protected from it.

Learn2soar safe from the heartbleed bug
Learn2soar safe from the heartbleed bug

You may have recently heard news about the ‘heartbleed bug’, a security vulnerability in the OpenSSL software used by around 70% of the world’s websites. Our Learn2soar.co.uk website was one of those affected. However, earlier last week the vulnerability was addressed and our site is now again 100% safe.

Furthermore, we are happy to report that to date we have absolutely no evidence that neither our website nor any of our tens of thousands of registered customers were affected by this vulnerability in any way whatsoever. No worries.

As always, we take the safety and security of our customers very seriously. Our website is protected by the highest levels of security encryption software. Customer details are held securely. We never store sensitive information like payment details. And we never share customer data with third parties in any way shape or form.

If you would like to discuss any of this with us further please contact us here.

New Learn2soar Blog

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: April 2014

Welcome to the new Learn2soar Blog

b2Hello, I’m Stuart Ross, the main composer and managing director here at Learn2soar Music. Welcome to my new blog.

Below you’ll find a complete record of all our previous monthly news articles stretching back to 2011, and above you’ll hopefully soon find lots of new material, news and articles over the coming months and years…

In the future I intend to use this blog to share new content and ideas for use with children  in schools and churches.  I’ll also be giving an insight into the background work that goes into writing school songs, musicals and resources, as well as up to date news about new releases and other exciting developments here at Learn2soar.

If you have any ideas for content you’d like to see added, just leave a comment below.

Please note that this blog replaces the  Learn2soar ‘News’ webpage, which has now been removed.

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Our First Spring

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: February 2014

NEW: ‘Our First Spring’ – songs and play for ages 2-7

Our First Spring Songs and Assembly Material
Our First Spring Songs and Assembly Material

Sing-a-long to spring with ‘Our First Spring‘, which can either be used as a fun singing CD, or as a simple musical play suitable for Easter / spring performances! It contains 6 spring songs, all based on nursery rhymes / familiar tunes. Easy enough to rehearse and stage in just a day or two.This product comes with TWO editable, rhyming scripts which tell the story of a newly hatched chick searching for her mother. On her journey she comes across many signs of spring including other friendly newborn animals and a not so friendly big bad wolf! Printable masks are included for every character, so there’s no need to worry about having to sort out costumes.

For further details visit the product page here.

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The Donkey’s Tale

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: January 2014

NEW: ‘The Donkeys Tale’ – Easter Musical for ages 7-11

The Donkeys Tale
Easter Musical: The Donkeys Tale

EE-Awwwwww! ‘The Donkey’s Tale‘ is a NEW Easter / Palm Sunday mini-musical, perfect for school assemblies or church performances. Little Donkey has never let anyone ride him before. He’s worried because he knows that he’ll have to be ridden very soon. As his mother tries to reassure him, two men called James and John turn up to take the donkey to see someone called Jesus! Little Donkey is about to be thrown in the deep end as he carries Jesus on the first Palm Sunday!

The Donkeys Tale contains 6 catchy songs, along with all the backing music tracks so there’s no need for a pianist. You also receive TWO time-saving scripts, PowerPoints, sheet music and plenty of free added resources. Easy enough to rehearse and stage in just a few days.

For more information please visit The Donkeys Tale page here.  

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Publishing Plans for 2014

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: December 2013

Exciting NEW products planned for the new year…

We have SEVEN new CDs/Downloads in the pipeline for 2014:

1. OUR FIRST SPRING: Springtime songs, scripts and resources for Early Years and Infants (Ages 2-7). Expected Jan/Feb.

2. THE DONKEYS TALE: A short simple musical for Easter, telling the story of the donkey that carried Jesus into Jerusalem. (Ages 7-11). Expected Jan/Feb.

3. ZOOMING ON: A new primary school leavers assembly CD. (Ages 10-11). Expected May/June.

4. New All Year Round Musical… watch this page for something exciting hopefully arriving Summer 2014 (Ages 7-11). Expected May/June.

5. OUR FIRST AUTUMN: Autumn / Harvest songs, scripts and resources for Early Years and Infants (Ages 2-7). Expected Aug/Sept.

6. A CHRISTMAS TOY STORY: Christmas toys come to life on Christmas Eve for a fun festive musical (Ages 5-11). Expected Sept/Oct.

7. OUR FIRST NATIVITY 2: A second volume of our best selling product ever. (Ages 2-5). Expected Sept/Oct.

Disclaimer: All of the above mentioned products are planned for release during 2014. However, there is no guarantee that any of them will be released within this timeframe.

By Learn2soar Music

Christmas Play In ONE DAY!

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: November 2013

NEW: Christmas Play In ONE DAY! For Ages 7-11

Christmas Play In One Day Christmas Nativity Play
Christmas Play In One Day Christmas Nativity Play

We have a new CD/Download out, just in time for the busy run up to Christmas. The ultimate time saver for busy teachers… ‘Christmas Play In One Day‘ does what it says on the tin. It provides you with a fun instant, ready to use Christmas play for ages 7-11. It has two editable scripts and 6 easy to learn songs, all available for instant download at just £9.99 with no performance licence required.

Christmas Play In ONE DAY includes a playscript titled ‘The Santa Trap’. This humorous play is set the night before Christmas and tells of Santa’s secret visit to deliver presents to a children’s hospital. But things don’t go to plan as the children trap him and beg him to use his magic to grants their Christmas wishes!

Click here to learn more about ‘Christmas Play In ONE DAY’!

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Christmas Around The World

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: October 2013

‘The Real Saint Nick’, Re-branded as ‘Christmas Around The World’

One of our most popular products has just had a make over! ‘The Real Saint Nick’  has been re-branded with a new look and a new title. It’s now ‘Christmas Around The World: The Real Saint Nick‘. The contents of the product are more or less the same, but as a response to customer requests, we’ve renamed and re-branded this product to make the subject of the production much clearer.  Here’s what a few teachers have had to say about it:

Christmas Around The World The Real Saint Nick Christmas Play
Christmas Around The World The Real Saint Nick Christmas Play

So good: “Every year we buy a learn2soar Christmas play with a pack of rehearsal CDs. We did ‘The Real Saint Nick’ two years ago. The songs and scripts are SO GOOD! And with all the extra free stuff that’s included it’s such great value. Great service too. Thank you.

Amazing: “The Real Saint nick is an amazing play! We did it last year and the parents and children just loved it! I really would recommend it to anyone.”

For further details visit the product page here: Christmas Around The World: The Real Saint Nick

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What A Star!

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: September 2013

NEW: ‘What A Star’ – Nativity Play for Ages 3-7

What A Star Nativity Play
What A Star Nativity Play

Out now, What a Star tells the enchanting story of Leo the little star who is shy and not very good at shining. But despite his size, Leo is still given a really important job to do, over a big town called Bethlehem! Can he pull it off? What a Star is suitable for ages 3-7. It contains two different editable, rhyming scripts. A fun play script with dozens of parts and a simple narrators’ parts only script for younger children. With 9 catchy, easy-to-learn songs, this is sure to become a favourite in many Early Years / Infant departments around the world.

For more information please visit the What a Star page by clicking HERE!

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Is it Summer time or Harvest time?

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: August 2013

It’s summer, but it’s our Harvest products that are HOT!

H-A-R-V-E-S-T Spells Harvest Assembly Songs Play and performance
H-A-R-V-E-S-T Spells Harvest Assembly Songs Play and performance

Yes, it’s August! Most people’s favourite month of the year… summer holidays, sun, sea, relaxation. Surely it’s not a time to be thinking about school matters? Or is it? Every year we are staggered at the amount of sales we make during August! It seems that most of you teachers are so dedicated that you’re doing your planning and purchasing on the beach! And at the moment what’s hot isn’t the deck chair, but our range of harvest CDs and downloads.

Each one is ready-to-use with harvest songs and scripts and contains everything you need for a wonderful harvest assembly. Download now from as little as £5.99.

 

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY LEARN2SOAR!!!

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: July 2013

Looking back over 10 amazing years!

It’s party time here at Learn2soar Music as we celebrate our 10th birthday! But where on earth have the last 10 years gone? Our managing director Stuart Ross says:

“When I think back to the summer of 2003 and what little we started learn2soar with, it’s a miracle that we have grown so much. My secondment as a music advisor had come to an end and I had a choice to either go back to my old job of being a primary school teacher (which I loved doing) or starting a new business producing music for schools. The business idea won and the rest is history… well sort of.

It’s a miracle we got through those first few years. At that time my wife was between jobs herself and we had 2 young children. We put the mortgage on hold, tightened our belts, prayed a lot and just scraped by! Only having five titles on sale at the time didn’t help and it was only by providing a high volume of school workshops, along with a grant from the Arts Council, which helped us to live from day to day.

As I was gradually able to produce more and more titles each year, the sales grew and the real turning point came in 2007 when I produced…C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Spells Christmas For JUNIORS Nativity Play

 

C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S Spells Christmas For Juniors’.

… The glowing feedback from schools was like nothing we’d ever seen before. It was simply overwhelming and then the icing on the cake was when the BBC broadcast a large section of it over the Christmas holidays. The following year, sales went through the roof and have been growing steadily ever since. One thing we’re particularly proud of is that we’ve never used a bank loan or overdraft. We only ever spend what we take in, never go into debt and give regularly to charity. It’s not the way most businesses work, but it’s really worked well for us!

We estimate that we’ve now supplied music to around 40% of the UK and Ireland’s schools and we regularly sell to customers in about 40 countries around the world. Hopefully over the next 10 years we can see Learn2soar… soar even higher!”

To all our customers, friends, family, supporters, helpers… thank you soooo much for all your love, support and encouragement over the years!

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Songs 4 Assemblies KS2… REMIXED!

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: June 2013

Junior Assembly Songs Remix & New Assembly Material

Songs for Assemblies KS2 Ages 7-11
Songs for Assemblies KS2 Ages 7-11

Songs 4 Assemblies KS2 was originally written and recorded back in 2004. Since then a lot of things have changed and some of the assembly themes clearly needed altering, particularly the assembly about Lance Armstrong being a good role model!!! We have therefore edited and rewritten some of the assembly scripts and while we were remastering the CD, we also took the opportunity to either remix or re-record every song on the album. We’ve also added PowerPoint words and redesigned the CD ROM section. All in all, this CD has been given a serious polish and we’re sure you’ll love the results!

 If you purchased the previous version of this product (purchased before June 2013) and would like to upgrade, then download customers can do so for free, just email us at info@learn2soar.co.uk with the details of your previous order. If you purchased the CD version, then upgrade by purchasing the £6 ‘EXTRA CD’ option from the drop down on the ‘Songs 4 Assemblies KS2’ page.

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Leavers Assembly CDs

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: May 2013

Journey On Leavers Assembly CD
Journey On Leavers Assembly CD

Ready-to-use Leaver’s Assemblies  

The end of the school year can be so stressful, so why make it worse for yourself by trying to create your own leavers assembly? Let us do the work for you!

We have 4 titles which can be downloaded right now for as little as £5.99. All contain leavers songs, scripts and more and are ready to go…

  • MOVING ON Leavers Assembly
  • JOURNEY ON Leavers Assembly
  • RACING ON Leavers Assembly
  • The Flight Of The Songbirds Leavers Musical

View all of our Leavers Assemblies here.

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Summer Term Music Workshops

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: April 2013

Ready for a music workshop?

School Music Workshops
Learn2soar Music Workshops

It’s nearly summer which means it’s our time to book a summer term school music workshop. Our managing director Stuart Ross (who has composed or co-written just about everything on our website) is available to visit your establishment to thrill your pupils with one of his amazing music workshops. Stuart has composed many songs and musicals which are used by schools all over the globe. He will gladly pass on some of his songwriting expertise in a ‘Pop Star’ writing and recording workshop (ages 7-11).

 In addition, Stuart who is a former specialist music teacher, is prepared to enthral your pupils with his fun-tastic ‘I Am The Music Man’ workshop for all ages from 2-11.

For more information about Learn2soar music workshops or to make a booking, click here.

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New Look Website

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: December 2012

New look website on the way!

New Look Website
New Look Website

Over the next few months we’re making some subtle but important changes to our website. The home page will feature much more information and the navigation structure is being altered to make it easier for you to find what you want. In addition we’re launching a new category page for the popular ‘Our First’ range of CDs and downloads. We’ve got six titles so far and there’s more planned for the future.

If you see any way that our website could be improved then please let us know.

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Away WITH The Manger

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: November 2012

NEW: ‘Away WITH The Manger’ For ages 7+

Away WITH The Manger Christmas Nativity Play
Away WITH The Manger Christmas Nativity Play

Synopsis: Get ready for the craziest Christmas play you’ve ever seen. Your audience will be in stitches! This new Christmas play tells the funny story of two bungling burglars who are on the run with a bag of stolen jewels. The jewels are hidden in the local school’s nativity manger and now the comical crooks want them back! As the pupils prepare for their nativity, mayhem ensues, but one thing is clear… crime doesn’t pay!

News: The main composer of ‘Away WITH The Manger’, Stuart Ross says, “It’s been five years since my young daughter Corinne first came up with the idea for ‘Away WITH The Manger‘. After a lot of hard work from a lot of people, it’s finally here. And out of all the many plays I’ve written over the years, this is already my favourite! The children who sung on the CD also had more fun with it than any other they’ve done, as you’ll hear from their amazing vocal performances. I know that you will absolutely love it too!” We’ve now also had the CD re-mastered by the same mastering engineer who works with the band ‘Scouting For Girls’ and we are loving the results! It’s obvious that you like it too as it’s been flying off the shelf!

Learn more about Away WITH The Manger here.

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Win Our First Christmas Play

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: October 2012

Teach Nursery Review & Competition

Win Our First Christmas Play
Win Our First Christmas Play

Our First Christmas Play’ has been featured in this month’s Teach Nursery magazine. Here’s some of what they have written,

“No Christmas is complete without a performance and ‘Our First Christmas Play’ has EVERYTHING you need to put on one to remember!”

Furthermore, courtesy of Teach Nursery we’re giving away 5 copies of ‘Our First Christmas Play’. To win a copy head over to the Teach Nursery website.

 PLEASE NOTE: The above competition has now closed. Congratulations to the winners.

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Our First Christmas Play

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: September 2012

NEW: ‘Our First Christmas Play’ For ages 2-5

Our First Christmas Play
Our First Christmas Play

At last, we’ve released a follow up to our best seller ‘Our First Nativity’. ‘Our First Christmas Play’ tells the story of ‘Forgetful Santa’ who knows that he’s forgotten to do something very important… but he can’t remember what! With help from Mrs Claus and the elves he eventually remembers, but not before your cast has sung several fabulous Christmas songs about trees, cards, Christmas dinner, presents and more! To find out more about ‘Our First Christmas Play’ and to hear samples, click here.

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Our First Harvest

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: August 2012

NEW: ‘Our First Harvest’ For ages 2-6

Our First Harvest Songs and assembly material
Our First Harvest Songs and assembly material

At last, a harvest songs and resource CD just for early years, featuring seven catchy songs and two editable harvest assembly scripts especially for Early Years / Infants… ASSEMBLY 1: A class assembly script with enough lines to read out even for the largest of classes. And if it’s too long, easily use the included editable assembly script to cut out whatever you want. In this assembly there are different subjects for each of the seven letters that spell harvest. H is for harvest, A is for autumn, R is for roots, etc… ASSEMBLY 2: This assembly has been designed to be read out by one teacher / headteacher / visiting speaker on his / her own. It contains all the best bits of the above assembly but in a slightly different format, with an added assembly story.

To find out more about ‘Our First Harvest’ and to hear song samples click here.

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What Do You Want Us To Publish?

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: July 2012

qWhat do you want to see?

Every year we manage to release at least 3 or 4 new publications. At the moment we’re trying to plan our release schedule for the next few years and we’re happy to say that we have lots of exciting new ideas. The trouble is that we’re not sure what to prioritise? Therefore we’re asking for your input. What would you like to see us produce:

  • More Christmas plays
  • More ‘All Year Round’ musicals
  • More Early Years Resources
  • More Assembly Resources
  • Anything else?

You can let us know by contacting us here.

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Prices On Hold

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: May 2012

Prices stay the same again!

pholdWe’ve completed a price review and despite pressure to increase prices we’re very pleased to say that for the second year running our prices are to remain unchanged!

And having looked at our competitors prices we still believe that we have the lowest prices around, but still offer far more than any of them. None of our competitors provide all this:

  • editable scripts
  • vocal tracks sung by age appropriate children
  • backing tracks
  • sheet music
  • PowerPoint lyrics
  • PowerPoint scenery
  • assembly material
  • detailed staging advice
  • sing-a-long videos
  • printable resources
  • and more!

If you do find another company offering comparable products for less, then please let us know as we refuse to be beaten on price.

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School Music Workshops

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: April 2012

Time to book your Summer music workshopschool music workshops

The summer term is always our busiest time for school music workshops and as usual our main composer Stuart Ross is ready and willing to visit your school to thoroughly entertain the children with one of his dazzling music workshops.

Stuart has written hundreds of songs that are used by children all round the world and is eager to pass on his song writing skills through one of his ‘Pop Star’ song writing and recording workshops for ages 7-11.

Stuart is also a former teacher and schools music advisor who plays about a dozen musicals instruments and he’s raring to entertain your pupils through his ‘I Am The Music Man’ workshop for all ages from 2-11 with different programmes available depending on the age/ability of the children.

For more information about Learn2soar music workshops or to make a booking, click here.

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Our First Mothers Day

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: March 2012

Our First Mothers Day Songs and Assembly Material
Our First Mothers Day Songs and Assembly Material

NEW: ‘Our First Mothers Day’ for ages 3-7

Perfect for your Mothers Day celebrations, ‘Our First Mothers Day’ is a time-saving Mothers Day song collection & childrens performance especially for very young children. It contains 7 catchy Mothers Day songs, all of which are based on familiar tunes. Plus a ready-to-use, editable Mothers Day story presentation which cleverly links all the songs together. It tells of a young child who is getting ready for Mothers Day. The card has been made and the flowers are ready… but then… disaster strikes! Alex’s dog eats the card and flowers! Find out how Alex still makes Mothers day special.

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Our First Easter SHOW

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: February 2012

Our First Easter SHOW
Our First Easter SHOW

NEW: ‘Our First Easter SHOW’ for ages 3-7

All you need for a simple Early Years / Infant Easter performance. ‘Our First Easter Show’ can either be used as a simple Easter ‘sing-along’ CD, an Easter assembly CD or a short simple musical play! It contains NINE superbly simple Easter songs and two editable scripts. The main script is a rhyming playscript with parts for dozens of children, which links the 9 Easter songs together with the story of a group of animals who are learning about Easter. A second script, which is a basic presentation of various Easter traditions is also included, especially suitable for the youngest of children.

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NEW: Our First Easter PLAY

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: January 2012

Our First Easter Play
Our First Easter Play

NEW: ‘Our First Easter PLAY’ for ages 3-7

‘Our First Easter Play’ is a fun, simple, ready-to-use ‘Easter story’ song collection & class assembly CD, especially for Early Years or Infants, though it can also be used with older children. It contains 9 superbly simple ‘Easter story’ songs all based on familiar tunes or nursery rhymes and beautifully sung by a young child. It also contains two time-saving editable scripts which re-tell the traditional ‘Easter story’ of Jesus in a fun, child friendly way.

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Stuart Ross on BBC Radio

StuartRossLEARN2SOAR NEWS: December 2011

Stuart Ross on BBC Radio

On the 12th December 2011 our main composer / Managing Director – Stuart Ross will be featured on BBC Radio Scotland. He’ll be on the morning show (from 10.00 onwards) to discuss the role of the nativity in today’s education system. To find out more about what Stuart thinks, read his ‘Why Do A Nativity’ article here.

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Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem

LEARN2SOAR NEWS: November 2011

NEW: ‘Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem’

Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem: Christmas Musical Nativity PlaySure to get audiences giggling, ‘Big Bad Ben Of Bethlehem’ is a fun-filled nativity play written in the style of ‘Horrid Henry’. Poor Mr & Mrs Innkeeper have a problem! Their son Ben, is a bit of a handful. Who on earth would want to stay at Bethlehem’s inn while Big Bad Ben is causing mischief and mayhem with his practical jokes? Fortunately, help is on hand through a strange visitor… Super-Nanny Gabriel will help Ben to become better behaved and get him to clean up the inn, just in case any shepherds or wise men might come to visit! Suitable for most age ranges, this new nativity play features 10 easy-to-learn, fun songs plus all the backing music so there’s no need for a pianist. It also comes with a time-saving, editable script, PowerPoint scenery, PowerPoint song words, sheet music and more. To find out more about Big Bad Ben, click here.

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