Posted by Ruth Jones on 14 July 2017 | Comments

Dear Parents & Carers, We are delighted to offer extra opportunities for children who are now in Years 3-6. Learning to play a musical instrument is a skill for life which is seldom forgotten. Not only do the children develop technical skills but alongside this they become more confident individuals which definitely helps to raise low self-esteem. We really hope that you will allow your child to take up this fantastic music opportunity.

From September we will have the following visiting music Teachers coming to Newtown Primary in school time to teach our pupils:

Piano:     Alfie Pugh  

Guitar:   Mathew Petheridge

Drums – Simon Hodgkiss

Recorders – New teacher for September

Brass (trombone, trumpet, and euphonium) – New teacher for September

We have purchased a small selection of musical instruments for pupils to learn on, so please let us know as soon as possible if you would like your child to start lessons this term by completing the slip below. All we ask from parents is that you encourage your child to practice daily and you ensure that the musical instrument your child borrows is looked after carefully, when it is off the school premises. Ideally it needs to be added to your house insurance as parents are liable if the instrument is damaged or lost.

Music lessons will be 15-20 minutes a week during school time, on an individual basis and there will generally be 10 lessons per term, 30 across the year. Charges vary slightly depending on which musical instrument your child chooses to learn, but generally the lessons cost approximately £7 (for an individual 15 minute lesson) with ten lessons per term. Beginner recorders are generally taught in pairs so costs are half this amount.

Please note that all guitar lessons with Mathew Petheridge will be taught on an individual basis with a 20 minute lesson.  

Please return the permission slip below if you would like your child to continue learning a musical instrument or if your child is a new starter from September.

*Please note that all parents whose children are eligible for free school meals (or have been for the past 6 years) do not have to pay for musical tuition or for the hire of the instruments.

Many thanks for your continuing support,

Ruth Jones

 

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Learning to play a musical instrument, for pupils who are Year 3-6 in September

 

I would like my child …………………………………..who is in class ……………………………to continue to play / to start  to play:

 

(First choice musical instrument)……………………………………………….. or

 

(Second choice musical instrument) …………………………………………..

 

Please note that borrowing a school instrument will depend on availability and that some lessons will have a waiting list.

 

Parent / Carer ………………………………………….

Ruth Jones - Head teacher