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Music

 

 

 

Our music teachers started playing instruments when they were children - often by trying to teach themselves to begin with.

We can recommend teaching books for various instruments if your child shows an interest to develop their  understanding at home. Many children in the school are downloading apps or having online lessons. We will always recommend having a teacher as it helps to prevent bad habits, but will also encourage children to investigate music themselves.

Every child learns four instruments whilst at St Peter's:

recorder, ukulele, keyboard and guitar.

There are also other opportunities that are free for the children, including…

Choir

Our award winning choir meets on Wednesdays and is developing a fantastic reputation in the region and is often requested to perform at all sorts of public events - we even sang in Parliament.

Ensemble

The music that the ensemble produces is comparable to lower secondary schools and has had a highly successful year.

Chorale

This is for a small group of children that Miss Dickinson (who will lead the group) and I feel are able to manage more complicated singing techniques, songs and harmonies.

We also have 'Another Direction' a boys-only singing group that takes place in school on Monday mornings at 8am.

Other instrument learning opportunities with superb teachers…

Piano Mr Ruddock
Recorder and Guitar Mrs Todd
Violin  Kent Music
Brass and woodwind instruments Mr Shand (Music for Schools)
Saxophone Mr Smith
   

More information about these lessons is available from the office.