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Year 6 Take on a New Challenge

28 april 2014

This term, Year 6 have taken on the challenge of learning how to play the flute.

  • Year 6 learning the flute at BISS Puxi

After just 3 weeks they are already playing duets together, learning how to read the notes on the music and making a beautiful sound (most of the time!)

This has been a tough task for the students, especially those who have never had the opportunity to learn an instrument before, however they are progressing very quickly in such a short space of time and they all should be very proud of themselves for showing such persistence and concentration.

The students told us what they thought of this new instrument:

“I am enjoying trying my best to know how to play the flute but I have found it difficult to make a proper sound instead of a blowing sound. I would like to carry on and learn more notes." - Vini

“I have enjoyed playing the flute because I find it really fun getting to learn how to play a new instrument. At first I found it very difficult to make a sound, but with practice I managed to do it.” - Ethan

“I have enjoyed playing the flute because it’s a new experience and a great, fun way to learn different things. I have found blowing into the mouthpiece hard because you need lots of air and sometimes you run out. I would like to learn new pieces so I can keep playing.” - Harmony

“I have enjoyed learning the flute especially because it’s a new instrument that I have never played before.  I realised learning the flute isn’t easy because you need to concentrate on the breathing and the fingering as well, but I have already learnt the notes A and B and their fingering.” - Julietta