Children who would like to learn to play an instrument have several options:
Recorders - The recorder is a great instrument to start on and gives children the basics of reading musical notation and playing with other musicians. Many of our children have progressed quickly and successfully onto orchestral instruments from recorder playing. A new beginner group starts each September. There is no charge for lessons and the school can provide the book and recorder at a reduced cost. There are usually three groups - beginner, intermediate and recorder band - who meet within the school day or at lunchtime.
Whole class tuition - this year we are planning to offer large group tuition in either recorder, ukelele or tuned percussion to each class for at least one term during KS2 as part of our music curriculum. There would be the option to continue group lessons as a lunchtime activity after the initial tuition.
Violin & Piano - lessons are available from independent professional teachers (Mrs Ellen Brookes & Mr Andrew Roberts) within the school day. Fees are payable directly to the teacher.
Clarinet, flute, saxophone, guitar, piano - NYCC peripatetic music staff offer 10 lessons each term within the school day. Fees are payable to NYCC with reduced rates for children eligible for the pupil premium. Other instruments may be available on request.
If your child would like to start instrumental lessons, please contact the school office for more information.
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