In Key Stage Two (Year 3 to Year 6) we offer a variety of opportunities to learn a musical instrument through Swindon Music Cooperative. We currently offer instrumental lessons in guitar, piano, flute or clarinet.
Lessons at Ashbury are allocated from a list compiled in the school office. The procedure for requesting lessons is as follows:
- Phone the school and talk to Miss Northeast (if clarification is needed) or the school office (if you are sure about instrument choice).
- When places become available you will be informed. At this point, providing you are still interested, you will be given a form to register with the music provider. A waiting list is kept in school to ensure a fair system of eligibility. Please note that if your child is not yet eligible for tuition (i.e. in Key Stage One), we will not be able to add them to the waiting list.
- Purchase/hire an instrument.
- You will be notified of your lesson time and day. Lessons will be coordinated by Miss Northeast.
It is important that this procedure is followed. All lessons should be arranged through school.
If your child is interested in learning an instrument please follow the procedure above. Learning an instrument requires daily practice. This is important if progress is to be made.
If you have any questions please ask.
The school choir meets every Tuesday after school and is taught by Miss Northeast. Our choir takes part in a number of events throughout the school year and has won the Swindon Music Festival in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, the choir also won the Wootton Bassett Arts Festival in 2015 and 2016.
All our pupils have music lessons as part of the school curriculum. For children in Year 2 and above, these lessons include learning to play the recorder. There are also advanced recorder lessons on a Tuesday.