Children develop their ensemble skills using tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments. They also learn to evaluate their own work and are introduced to composing and improvising at the end of KS1. Much of our learning focuses on vocal work.
By the end of Year 6, all pupils have had the chance to play violin, guitar, trumpet and keyboard from a specialist. In Year 5, the children enjoy music technology where they compose their own music using specialist programs on computers. We currently offer recorder, violin, trumpet, and guitar in our after school clubs. Some children go on to join our school orchestra and love the experience of playing in a mixed ensemble.
We also offer parents the opportunity to enroll their children in private 1:1 piano lessons. We have employed three highly talented pianists who deliver these lessons before, within and after the school day. For more information, please contact Emma Stiman, our Music Leader.