Music Tuition Scheme
The school has a thriving Music Department and we are able to offer students the opportunity to have additional musical tuition. Currently we have 10 peripatetic tutors teaching over 130 of our students. These are qualified, professional musicians, who visit the school by arrangement. Details are available on the school website (Curriculum/Arts/Peripatetic Tuition). Students have the opportunity to take appropriate exams hosted by the school where possible.
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 prior to the first week of each half term.
Anyone wishing to apply for lessons under the Music Tuition Scheme on behalf of their son/daughter should complete the attached application form. Once your son/daughter has been allocated a place on the music tuition scheme the Peripatetic Tutor will require written notice of half a term should you decide not to continue with tuition, to allow them to effectively plan their teaching.
Student progress can be tracked either through communication with the peripatetic tutor or via instrumental and vocal performance evenings arranged by the individual peripatetic tutors.
We encourage students to attend lunchtime ensembles where available. In addition to the Music Tuition Scheme, there are also a number of choral /instrumental activities available to all students in school, details of which can be found on the website.
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. The Love Music Trust also has an instrumental hire scheme. Students can take advantage of the Assisted Purchase Scheme, where new instruments can be purchased without VAT through the school.
If you have any queries about Music Tuition please contact me directly firstname.lastname@example.org , or contact the Arts Faculty.
Terms and conditions are listed overleaf.
R Lawson, Faculty Lead for Arts, HCCS