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Individual Music Tuition

Individual music lessons on a range of instruments are available whilst your child is at school.  If you are interested in your child starting music lessons please contact the relevant teacher directly, using the contact details listed below.

 

Instrument Choices

  • Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Ukulele, Keyboard, Piano

Teacher: Fran Andrews. Email: frannyohea@hotmail.com

 

  • Strings: Violin & Cello

Teacher: Charlotte Sloane-Hill. Email: casloanehill@gmail.com

 

  • Guitar & Bass Guitar

Teacher: Mr Martin Stewart. Email: martinpstewart@hotmail.com

 

  • Piano, Keyboard, Recorder (Descant, Treble & Bass)

Teacher: Mrs Mary Pilcher-Clayton. Email: mary.p_c@btinternet.com

 

All the teacher’s profiles are available to view on the Wiltshire Connect website: http://www.wiltshiremusicconnect.org.uk/providers/

 

Lesson Dates & Times

All lessons will be held within the school day and during term time. (There are however no lessons the first week back in September, the last week of terms 2 & 6 or in SATs week).

 

Lesson Costs

The cost of lessons is a private arrangement between the tutor and parents/carers. Wiltshire Music Connect indicate that a 15 minute 1-2-1 lesson with an Associate Provider costs around £8.50 per week. A shared 20 minute group lesson costs around £5.67 per week. Tutors will invoice parents/carers directly. Subsidies are available – please see the music lesson subsidy section below for more information.

 

Do I Have To Buy An Instrument?

The school has a limited number of guitars which will be available for use if required, at no charge. For all other instruments please speak directly to the teachers who may be able to arrange hire.

 

Music Lesson Subsidy

Wiltshire Music Connect have a scheme where children may be eligible for a music tuition subsidy in certain circumstances. This will apply to those who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • In receipt of free school meals

  • Looked after children

  • Children adopted from care

  • Children under special guardianship

  • Children with SEN Needs

  • Children from service families

The amount of subsidy that can be applied for will vary dependant on individual circumstances. We hope that this scheme will help to get more children playing an instrument in school who might otherwise have felt unable to participate. The School will apply for subsidies on behalf of all pupils who qualify, and if successful we will notify the music teacher that you have been allocated a subsidy.   If the above criteria applies to you and your child already plays an instrument in school or you would like them to start having lessons, please contact the school office. 

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