The school considers music to be an important aspect of school life. Class music is taught throughout the school and children are able to participate in and attend concerts and workshops.
In KS2 there are opportunities to play an instrument in school. Buckinghamshire Learning Trust Music provides peripatetic teachers for woodwind, piano and guitar lessons. There is a charge for this service. Children who take peripatetic lessons and who have reached a certain standard are given the opportunity to join our expanding orchestra.
We are pleased to inform you that information is now available regarding the Instrumental and Vocal tuition that Bucks Learning Trust Music provides via their website http://www.bucksmusic.org/book-lessons/ and information about all the musical opportunities on offer can be viewed here too. Once you have completed an online form, a member of the BLT Music team will be in touch with you to organise your lessons here at school. Applications are made during the Summer term, generally early May.
Children can join separate choirs in Key Stage 1 or 2 which meet and practice on a weekly basis. These both perform at school events, concerts and at local inter-school music festivals and the biennial Albert Hall choral concert.
We consider singing to be a vital part of our music teaching. Weekly hymn practices offer children the opportunity to sing collectively and to learn new songs – both traditional and modern. Children are given the opportunity to join the choir at various stages of their school life and may participate in local music festivals and concerts.
Classes regularly learn and perform songs for whole school celebrations such as Harvest, or for Christmas productions and class assemblies.
We also have a variety of specialist teachers that visit during the week to offer children one to one tuition, this is a private arrangement, however we permit it during school time. Please see below details of those currently available: