Music Tuition Scheme
The school has a thriving Music Department and is able to offer students a broad range of extra-curricular opportunities to learn a musical instrument. Currently we have 12 peripatetic tutors teaching over 200 of our students. These are qualified, professional musicians, who visit the school by arrangement. Students have the opportunity to take appropriate exams hosted by the school where possible.
Individual/group Music tuition lessons are taught during the school day on a rotating timetable to ensure minimal disruption to the students’ academic work. Students are allocated one 30 minute lesson per instrument/voice/theory each week. Lesson times are prominently displayed in the Music department.
The peripatetic staff invoice £13.00 per half hour individual lesson. Group lessons for Music Theory and Years 7/8 singing are charged at £5.50 per half hour lesson. Invoices are issued by the peripatetic teachers in advance of each half terms teaching and payment should be received either by BACS or by cheque to the Peripatetic teacher in the first week of each half term.
Instrumental and vocal performance evenings are held once a year by the individual peripatetic tutors, giving parents the opportunity to hear their son/daughter perform and to discuss progress with their tutor. Parents are encouraged to monitor the progress of their son/daughter and to remain in touch with individual music teachers.
Any student learning an instrument should attend lunchtime ensembles which are available with their instrumental tutor. In addition to the Music Tuition Scheme, there are also a number of choral /instrumental activities available to all students in school.
Students should have their own instrument for lessons, which should be brought into school on the relevant day and taken home at the end of school. Students can take advantage of the Assisted Purchase Scheme, where new instruments can be purchased without VAT through the school. The Love Music Trust also has an instrumental hire scheme.
Anyone wishing to apply for lessons under the Music Tuition Scheme on behalf of their son/daughter should complete the application form linked to the right. Once your son/daughter has been allocated a place on the music tuition scheme you will be issued with a contract from the Peripatetic Tutor and we do require written notice of half a term should you decide not to continue with tuition.
If you have any queries about Music Tuition please contact Mr Lawson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
R Lawson, Head of Music, HCCS