Music at Goat Lees Primary School
We are a VERY musical school! In addition to whole class music, we also offer peripatetic music teaching. Our aim is to encourage as many children as possible to have the opportunity to learn how to play a musical instrument if they would like to. With this in mind, we fund part of the cost so that this is an opportunity that can be enjoyed by all. This year, 66 children are receiving music lessons, we offer lessons in trumpet, violin, piano, flute, guitar and drums. If your child receives music lessons, there are instruments available to hire from the school so your child can also practice at home. In order to celebrate the children's achievements, we started a school orchestra and took them to perform at the Canterbury Festival as well as a festival in London. Our children also learn to play instruments in their whole class music lessons, all of the children in Cashmere class (Yr4) are currently learning to play the ukulele.
In addition to learning how to play an instrument, there are also choir opportunities within school, the local community and further afield. Last year, we took a minibus full of children to the 02 to perform in Young Voices.
Music room built by http://www.green-modular.com/
Just a few notes:
- If your child is borrowing an instrument from the school they will be given their instrument soon after commencing lessons. If your child is using their own instrument please make sure they bring it in on the correct day.
- When committing to instrumental lessons, parents are asked to sign an agreement with the school. This is available on request. The agreement outlines the schools policy on instrumental lessons at school.
- Payment for lessons should be made via sQuid at the beginning of term.