Music

In addition to the school music curriculum the children are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and to join the school choir.

  • From spring term 2016 we will be recommencing recorder tuition for all year 2 children - this is taught as part of their music curriculum.
  • All year 4 children learn a musical instrument either through the ‘Soundstart’ programme which is run through the Croydon Music Service or through a programme led by Mrs Whinnom.  One class will learn the ukulele and the other a wind instrument (trumpet, trombone or clarinet).
  • Children in years 5 and 6 are able to continue to learn the instrument started in year 4 or chose a different instrument which is currently taught at the school.
  • We have both infant and junior school choirs.  These are open to all children from year 1 upwards and are run as after school clubs.

Instrument Tuition

Children in year 5 and 6 are able to continue or commence learning a wind musical instrument through Croydon Music and Arts who offer group and paired lessons based in the school; these lessons must be booked and paid for directly with the music service through their website; www.croydonmusicandarts.co.uk

In addition we have been able to organise tuition for guitar, ukulele, keyboard, flute and voice through Carol Whinnom who, prior to last year, taught guitar groups and ukulele to our year 4s very successfully; she will also be undertaking the whole class ukulele tuition for a year 4 class from autumn term 2014.  We have keyboards in school and a few ukuleles which will be available on loan, however children will require their own guitars or flutes and ideally access to keyboards at home for practise.  If your child is just beginning to learn the flute Mrs Whinnom would suggest learning initially on a fife which can be purchased at a cost of about £10.

These lessons, which will take place during school time, are available to all junior children at the rates listed below:

Fees (for a 10 lesson term)

Group Tuition

  • ·         £63.00 - full fee
  • ·         £25.20 - for children on Free School Meals
  • ·         Free for Looked After Children

Paired Tuition

  • ·         £100.00 - full fee
  • ·         £40.00 - for children on Free School Meals
  • ·         Free for Looked After Children

Individual 20 Minute Tuition

  • £126.00
  • Help with fees is available once pupils progress to Merit Award tuition

These rates are good value for money –  about half what it would cost to access music lessons out of school.

If you wish you child to receive music tuition from Mrs Whinnom please complete the form on the link below and return it to the school office as soon as possible.  We are happy to receive emailed copies of the form; please type Music Tuition in the subject line.

  • Application form - Keston instrument tuition for ukulele, guitar, keyboard, flute and voice