Our wider opportunities programme is totally inclusive. Pupils from a whole year group learn music through singing, musical games and learning to play the ukulele instrument taught by specialist instrumental teacher working alongside school staff. As a whole class activity it offers opportunity for all.
Music lessons deliver all the main elements of the music curriculum and CPD for the class teacher or teaching assistant, who also learns to play an instrument alongside the children.
Team teaching alongside professional musicians is a stimulating experience for many teachers.
Working together co-operatively, listening to each other and teamwork skills are enhanced throughout the programme.
At Monkhouse, we believe that as part of providing a quality musical education, pupils must be provided the opportunity to be inspired by professional musicians in a range of musical genres. As such, we aim to provide opportunities throughout the academic year for pupils to work with musicians to improve their own practice and to attend live performances at a variety of other venues.
The School Choir
Children from Yr 1 are welcome to join the school choir which meets once per week. They enjoy singing as a group and performing at local and regional events.
Peripatetic Music Lessons
Paid Music Tuition Available in School - the school allows peripatetic music teachers, who have been approved by the Local Authority, to teach instrumental lessons during the school day. The cost of these lessons varies ( depending on a 1:1 lesson or a group lesson) and is paid for by individual parents. Should any child wish to learn an instrument, the school will support parents by finding an appropriate tutor to work in school and has the following instruments which could be loaned, free of charge, whilst undertaking instrumental lessons:- flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, violin and cello.
The attached letters contain information from current peripatetic staff teaching in school regarding contracts and costs.