At Ramsbury School we provide a wide range of additional musical opportunities
School Music Clubs this year will include Orchestra, Choirs, Jazz Band, Brass Group and Woodwind Ensemble
Whole Class Instrumental Music Tuition
For the second year running, all children in Classes 2, 3, 4 and 5 will be learning a musical instrument. Classes 2 and 3 will be receiving whole-class recorder lessons throughout the year (taught by Mrs Hinder and Mrs Clarke); Class 4 will all be learning the cornet (taught by Mrs Lomas) and Class 5 will all be learning the ukulele (taught by Mrs Pollock). This is an incredible opportunity for our children, and we hope that many of them will continue with music tuition as they progress through school.
Individual / Paired Lessons
We are very proud to have huge numbers of children learning to play instruments – we aim for 90% of children in Key Stage 2 to be learning an instrument. Lessons are available on a wide range of instruments from Year 3 upwards and are provided by either private teachers, or teachers from the Swindon Music Cooperative. Further details, including charges, are available on our Music Tuition Form. Lessons can be booked directly with the school office and payment can be made via ParentMail. Instruments currently available are listed below:
- Piano – Mr Coles
- Brass – Mrs Lomas
- Woodwind and Voice – Mrs Barker
Swindon Music Cooperative:
- Guitar – Mr Burge
- Drums – Mr Mussard
Children regularly take ABRSM and Trinity music exams, and we are very proud to have large numbers of children who have passed Grades 1,2,3,4, 5 and even Grade 6!
Children have the opportunity to perform regularly in a range of concerts and other events. This year, performances will include:
- Ramsbury School Harvest Festival, led by our School Orchestra
- Christmas Productions at school, for all classes
- Ramsbury School Christmas Carol Service, including Choirs, Orchestra and the whole school
- Performances at the Link Group tea party
- Ramsbury School Easter Service, including Choirs, Orchestra and the whole school
- School Summer Concert – all of our performers
- Year 6 Musical Production
- Music for a Summer’s Evening at St John’s School
In addition, children have the opportunity to perform in assemblies on Mondays and Fridays on their chosen instrument.
They can also take part in ‘Ramsbury’s Got Talent’ – our own talent show – every February.
Our Class 6 teacher and music lead, Mrs Haynes is the Wiltshire Primary School Music Teacher of the Year 2021!