Music taught throughout the whole school following the English National Music Curriculum, in collaboration with the The Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Music Curriculum, beginning in Early Years Foundation Stage where our youngest students discover the joy of music, rhythm and beat.
Primary Instrumental Programme (PIPs)
In Primary school, the Primary Instrumental Programme (PIPs) is offered to all students in Year 1 to 6. Students study music for two hours each week, made up of one hour of Curriculum work and one hour of PIPs.
The following instruments are taught:
- Years 1 & 2 - Recorder
- Years 3 to 6 - Violin, cello, guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone or French horn
Primary School Activities during Lunchtime
Y1 & 2 Choir: Mondays. Open to students in Year 1 & 2 who love to sing.
Junior Orchestra: Tuesdays. Open to students in Year 4, 5, and 6 who are ABRSM or equivalent Grade 1 on a string instrument.
Y3 & 4 Choir: Wednesdays. Open to students in Year 3 & 4 who love to sing.
Junior Wind Band: Thursdays. Open to students in Year 4, 5, and 6 who are ABRSM or equivalent Grade 1 on a wind instrument.
Y5 & 6 Choir: Fridays. Open to students in Year 5 & 6 who love to sing.
Secondary School Activities
Secondary Choir: Tuesdays after school. Open to students in Years 7-13 who love to sing.
Orchestra: Thursdays after school. We are combining the Wind Band and Senior Orchestra into one larger ensemble. Open to Secondary students, parents, and staff who are ABRSM or equivalent Grade 4 and above.
We will also be organising chamber ensembles such as Cello Club, Jazz Band, String Quartets, etc. For more information, please stop by the Music Department or contact Haley Clark, Director of Music, at email@example.com.
Instrumental Music Programme
Private Instrumental Lessons are very popular and are offered to primary and secondary students. Our team of private music teachers provide excellent tuition on a one-to-one basis. Costs are associated with the Instrumental Music Programme but the costs vary according to the length of the term. The lessons are rotated throughout the school day to limit disruption to academic classes.
Lessons are available in the following instruments:
Violin Flute Trumpet Acoustic Guitar
Viola Clarinet French Horn Electric Guitar
Cello Saxophone Trombone Bass Guitar
Theory of Music Recorder Voice Classical Guitar
Drum Kit Piano String bass
If you would like your child to have private instrumental lessons, you need to do the following:
The payment and registration deadline is Wednesday 9th January 2019, however I kindly request that you sign up and make the payment by next week so that we can guarantee a place for your child and organise the teachers' schedules for January.