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Music

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

  • All year 2 children learn the recorder - this is taught as part of their music curriculum.  Children are able to continue this through a club in year 3.
  • All year 4 children learn to play the ukulele - this is also taught as part of the music curriculum.
  • We have a number of music clubs including a junior choir; these are run both during the school day and 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

We have been able to organise tuition for guitar, ukulele, keyboard, flute and voice through Carol Whinnom who teaches both the year 2 and year 4 curriculum within the school and an additional peripatetic teacher.  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 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. There is often a waiting list for the tuition,

If you wish you child to receive music tuition 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

 

 

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