An Itinerant Lesson Update

Mrs Sarah Lowe —

It is hard to believe that we now have seven children learning the bagpipes and two learning venova!

I have been looking at the spread of instruments we offer and who takes up which challenge,  and it is very interesting. Piano is always a popular choice (and I firmly believe this provides an excellent musical foundation),  but beyond that, we have an interestingly even split between children learning classically oriented instruments and the more modern genre.

You are always welcome to contact me to talk through instrument choices for your child,  and to discuss the right time for them to begin lessons. We remain firm in offering a maximum of two itinerant classes per child on site, so that a degree of balance between the extra curricular and core class learning remains in tact.

Currently, there are a number of vacancies for children to learn specific instruments. Term 4 can be a great time to begin as your child gets a taster before the Christmas holidays, then play away over the break to bed-in some basic skills.

I would love to see the following:

  • three new young trombone players! I am looking to purchase three trombones, which will be available for school hire. If the child is under 10,  I would be buying the lighter (coloured) plastic models
  • two new flute students (one school instrument available for hire)
  • up to eight new recorder students (can learn in groups or take individual lessons)
  • two new venova students from Junior School
  • one additional trumpet student
  • one additional oboe student - a background in music reading already is important for this
  • two additional cello students

If your child is interested in learning an instrument, please feel free to talk to me about the process. If you are sure they would like to sign up for lessons in an instrument, the contract form is below. It's important to have a good read of this before committing.

Prep school application form 

Junior school application form 

With kind regards,

Sarah Lowe