Tuition is available in the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Tuba, French Horn, Euphonium, Trumpet, Cornet, Tenor Horn, Trombone, Singing, Recorder and Piano. Individual tuition is also available in the Theory of Music.
Organisation of Music Lessons
In the Prep school, weekly lessons of thirty minutes' duration are given on a cycle of approximately thirty lessons during the academic year. These are billed each term by the peripatetic teachers. Recorder is taught at set times in groups from Years 1 to 3. From Year 4 upwards, recorder lessons are only taught outside normal lesson times. In all instruments, priority slots are given to those in Year 8, or children in Year 7 (and sometimes Year 6) who learn two instruments at the school. Tuition can be provided on a maximum of two instruments per child.
In the Pre-Prep, piano, violin and cello tuition are offered to children in Year 2 at the discretion of staff. It is hoped that all children in Years 1 and 2 will take advantage of the group recorder lessons offered, thus learning basic instrumental and coordination skills.
Instrumental Tuition Fees
Group Recorder lessons are charged per term and will be shown on the term's fee bill.
Individual instrumental lessons will be charged by the teacher concerned.
Cessation of Tuition
If you wish to stop your child's instrumental tuition, half a term's notice is required in writing to the Director of Music. In practice, this means that if notice is received after the first day of term, you will be charged for that full term.
For instrumental tuition you will receive written reports of your child's progress at the end of the Summer Term via the school's standard reporting procedures. There are two Parents’ Evenings for instrumentalists in the Spring Term.
Please do not hesitate to contact Alison Eales, Director of Music firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to discuss any aspect of the provision of music tuition at Kingshott.