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Music Lessons

Ms Stephens writes...

Music Lessons

It’s never too late to start learning an instrument! We are now taking applications for students wishing to start music lessons in school from January 2018 – application forms can be downloaded from here.

If your child is already having lessons, there is no need to reapply. Invoices for next term’s lessons will be posted out shortly.

Music Tour Paris 2019

Concert Orchestra and Concert Choir will be going on a residential tour to Paris in July 2019. Places on the tour are mostly full but we are accepting applications for the waiting list, should a place become available. Letters can be collected from the Music Office.

Graded Music Exam Results

Congratulations to the following students on their success in graded music exams.

music exams

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Making Music at APS

making music 01Congratulations to Catriona Lockhart from our A Level Music Group.  Not only has Catriona been selected as oboist in The National Youth Orchestra, the most prestigious youth orchestra in the UK, she has also been offered a full-time scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama next year when she finishes her studies at APS.  However, with up and coming auditions at both the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music, she has not yet made a final decision where she would like to continue her musical studies post-18.

Catriona is one of thirty students currently studying music in the sixth form at APS.  Offering A Level Music and two vocational music courses in performing and music production, we are delighted that music is flourishing in the sixth form at APS.

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Music lesson timetables

**Autumn Term 2018**

Music lessons have now all started. Timetables are attached below and are also available for students to check on the noticeboard in the music department.   Please note that most teachers have rotating lesson times, so students must check the time of their lesson each week.

If you have any queries, please email me at sstephens@alexandrapark.school or ask your child to see me in the Music Office P7 any breaktime or before/after school.

Please note:

  • lessons take place on a rotating timetable throughout the school day
  • students are expected to make their own way down to the music department at their alloted lesson time, having informed their class teacher at the start of the school lesson that they will be attending a music lesson
  • we are unable to catch up music lessons missed by students as their teacher is here, ready to teach them
  • lessons missed by instrumental teachers are always caught up (or occasionally refunded)
  • music lessons continue throughout the afternoon on Student Progress Days (when normal school lessons are cancelled).  Students should attend their music lesson at the scheduled time on these days (but do not need to wear school uniform, unless they are also attending their parent consultation at which all students in Years 7-11 are expected to wear uniform).
  • students may drop off their instruments in the room where they will have their music lesson (on the morning of their lesson) and collect it on the way out of school at the end of the day.  We ask that students make every effort to take home their instrument on the day of their lesson, otherwise the teaching rooms get very congested!

 

We offer music lessons on a wide range of instruments from trumpet to drumkit, violin to saz. Around 250 lessons take place each week,with over 220 students learning an instrument or two in school.  If you would like to apply for lessons, please download the APPLICATION FORM below, complete and return it to the Music Office (P7) or via email.

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