14) Events
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 10:49, June 23 2017.

15) Woodwind Demos
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 14:45, June 2 2017.

2) Newsletter
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 10:50, May 30 2017.


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Latest update: 12:36:45 PM 23/04/2017

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Our new term commences on 23/4/17:


4) AMS Band
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 08:45, May 6 2017.


AMS Band is a music ensemble consisting of woodwind and strings, we meet on Friday evenings at 7:00pm - 8:00pm and enquiries from interested musicians wishing to discuss joining the group are welcome and invited; currently we have flutes, violin, clarinet, alto clarinet, tenor saxophone and cello in the band. 


  • This update published: 14:39:50 PM, 06/05/2017
  • We are currently practising music for a concert at Swynnerton RC Church on June 10th '17 
  • Contact AMS Band if you would like to enquire about joining or for more about our concert schedule etc.
  • Listen to a track of AMS Band live in performance at Cheadle Church in a few years ago
    playing some renaissance music.


Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:08, April 22 2017.

For more from BBC In Tune go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp0c

13) Contact us
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 18:40, March 28 2017.

Contact us

tel: 01630672546 * 07971552274

email: amsprojects@webplus.net

Online enquiries (desktop users): http://amsprojects.webplus.net/homepageblog.html#item3c

Contact details (mobile users): http://amsprojects.webplus.net/m.mobile_alt1.html

12) All AMS Studios
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 10:18, March 27 2017.


Images (below) of our 3 main studios
(Whitmore, Nantwich & Stone)

Whitmore Studios (ST5 5HX)
WhitmoreNantwich Studios (CW5 5RP)NantwichStone Studios (ST15 8EW)stone

11) AMS Subjects and Groups
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 14:40, March 21 2017.



10) Language skills
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:00, March 10 2017.


AMS can offer tuition in and help with language skills including English for speakers of other languages and also extra coaching in French and English for those studying at school etc.



Whitmore, Music Room
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:15, March 3 2017.


Music Room Whitmore

Our new music room at Whitmore showing our new posters and the wonderful lettering spelling out: "Ashley Music School" on the wall over one of the pianos which was expertly and artistically created by Rosie (one of our AMS teachers teacher's biographies) - in addition to this special studio we also have use of other rooms at Whitmore including the new "Conference Room" which is capacious enough for us to hold our weekly band practices (Fridays at 7:00pm) and is also the studio dedicated to the drum kit tuition sessions and is also used in addition for the woodwind students as well. (See image below)

5) Ashley Voices & Music Consort
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:48, March 2 2017.


Ashley Voices & Music Consort

  • This update published:09:47:50 AM, 02/03/2017


A sample track of V&M choir singing The Te Deum by Thomas Tallis (Archive extract only)

Upcoming concerts: - Future events:


To listen to sample tracks performed by this choir see: AMSProjects Podcast
Enquiries from potential new members are invited - to discuss please contact us 


8) Guitar Demo Videos (John Dobson)
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:24, February 22 2017.


John Dobson, Loopington Guitar Demos

9) Mixed Bag Community Group
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:23, February 22 2017.

Christmas concerts
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:50, December 15 2016.

17th DECEMBER 2016 AT 7:00PM FOR 7:30PM 

All Saints Whitmore



Posted by: AMSAdmin at 10:11, November 21 2016.

December Calendar


AMS Podcast tracks
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 07:58, November 10 2016.


AMSProjects Tracks

Some sample tracks:

26/12/2015 16:52:14
Ding Dong
Ashley Voices & Music Choir at Holy Michael's RC Church December 2015

26/12/2015 16:49:58
Good King Wenceslas
AMS Band at Holy Michael's RC Church December 2015

16/08/2015 16:38:41
O lord increase my faith (Anthem)
Ashley V&M Choir at Cheadle RC Church in 2010

16/08/2015 16:31:46
Renaissance Music
AMS Band playing renaissance music at Cheadle RC Church in 2010 (recorded live in performance)

26/12/2014 20:26:26 PM
Once as I remember
Recorded live during the "Carols and Readings" concert at Holy Michael's RC Church, Aston-by-Stone 14th Dec. 2014 

08/16/2014 12:00 AM
Listen to the waves
Ashley Voices & Music Consort (female voices) 2011 at Holy Michael's RC Church Aston-by-Stone

08/14/2014 12:00 AM
Who shall have my lady fair
Ashley Voices & Music Consort directed by Elizabeth Hawley - at an AMS "Summer Sunday Recital" in Ashley (archive recording)

08/11/2014 10:01 AM
O had I wings
Archive recording of a live performance (at AMS' old Studios in Ashley)

08/10/2014 12:00 AM
Lord Lord (a spiritual)
Ashley Voices & Music Consort, live performance. (Please note: badly positioned microphones causes muffled quality)

08/09/2014 09:41 AM
My lovely wanton jewel (Morley)
Archive recording (1999) of "Ashley Voices & Music Consort" Directed by Elizabeth Hawley in live performance at AMS' Maer Studios

07/23/2014 09:31 AM
Pavane - Warlock
AMS Band at St Peter's Church, Norbury 13th July 2014

05/11/2014 09:11 AM
Slow Down Moses
The combined Ashley choral and instrumental groups at Blithfield Church May 2009

01/08/2014 10:27 AM
Palestrina Anthem
AMS Band Christmas 2013 (live performance)

07/20/2013 08:01 AM
Gabrieli: Angelus ad Pastores
Ashley Voices & Music Consort choir - recorded live, St. Giles' RC Church, Cheadle, 5/7/2000

07/18/2013 06:38 PM
Wassail performed by Ashley Voices & Music Consort (archive extract, original album name: "Wassail") - Recorded in AMS' old Ashley Studios

07/18/2013 04:48 PM
Warlock (AMS Band)
AMS Band at Holy Michael's RC Church Aston-by-Stone (archive recording)

07/18/2013 08:59 AM
The Cuckoo Song (Stephani)
The Cuckoo has fallen to her death..... (arranged for 2 flutes, clarinet, tenor sax & alto clarinet with accompaniment from keyboard) performed by AMS Band at AMS' old Maer Studios

07/18/2013 08:49 AM
Byrd's Ave Verum
Ave Verum, WByrd sung by Ashley Voices & Music Consort (Market Drayton "Town Centre" theatre)

07/18/2013 08:44 AM
Daniel, a spiritual
Live performance, Holy Michael's RC Church 16/12/11 Ashley V&M

07/18/2013 08:19 AM
Sweet Honey
Ashley Voices & Music Consort at Ashley parish Church (archive extract, orignal album name: "Delights & Devotions", available by request through website)

1) Selected posts of interest from the internet (regular updates)
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 10:18, September 3 2016.


 index to other articles on this blog (including AMS news and events etc)  

Latest update:03/09/2016 10:37:08 AM


A post from our web site

AMS Posts:-

3) Instruments at AMS
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 13:29, February 1 2016.


Latest update:19:22:39 PM 25/10/2016


At AMS we provide tuition in many instruments both classical and contemporary

For anyone who may be interested to see (for free) what a clarinet, a flute or a saxophone feels like to hold and blow through then we have several instruments available at AMS for this.

To request an interview and try out one of these instruments and also to see if lessons might be for you contact us through our online contact form  


Term dates
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 09:14, April 13 2015.

 Updated: 13/04/2017, 09:44:08 AM

Summer Term commences: 23rd April 2017
(these dates may vary slightly for individual teachers at AMS, please check with them if in doubt) 

See: Staffs County Term Dates for a general guide - AMS may differ slightly to this



Contact AMS
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 10:14, November 22 2014.


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To contact us to enquire about any of the posts on this blog (or just to give feedback)
Please click here



AMS Rock - contemporary music at AMS
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 20:04, November 18 2014.





AMS can provide tuition in the "rock and pop" genre including contemporary Drums and Guitar visit www.amsrock.co.uk to read more.

AMSProjects blog
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 14:06, October 29 2014.


AMSProjects Blog has its own own (RSS) news feed here is the address:


in order to reed "RRS feeds" you need an RSS reader such as for

"Feed Demon"



"Awasu" Awasu:

More information about various available RSS and Blog readers is given on the BBC website page:


is a web site related to "Ashley Music School" - we also have 2 other web sites http://www.ashleymusic.co.uk (our first and original site) and http://www.amsrock.co.uk which deals specifically with rock and pop/contemporary music at AMS (esp. electric guitar and drums)
The address to view and read this blog is: http://www.ashleymusic.co.uk/rssfeeds.html
The latest addition to our podcast is: http://amsprojects.webplus.net/MyLovelyWantonJewelEdited.mp3
Our RSS news feed and podcast can be viewed at:
Our latest newsletter:


The first month at Whitmore
Posted by: AMSAdmin at 14:09, October 13 2014.

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Our first month at Whitmore Village Hall is now over and although we have had to get used to new processes and revised scheduling etc. all in all I think I speak for everyone when I say that it has been a great success and we all hope that we have laid the foundations for a long, happy and successful time in our new studios. The piano room now has its own clock with various posters on the walls and even our foyer has notices pinned up etc.   


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