Music lessons and ensembles in school:
Instrumental tuition involves a partnership between the child, school and family outlined in our agreement below.
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When does my child need their instrument?
Monday - Brass lessons
Tuesday - Endangered instrument (bassoon and oboe) lessons
Wednesday - recorder and violin lessons, orchestra and wind band practice
Thursday - clarinet, guitar and piano lessons
Friday - brass, cello and piano lessons
Lessons are chargeable (£6.20 a lesson which is significantly lower than families would pay privately). Bursaries are available for families experiencing genuine financial hardship. We have excellent instrumental tutors and teaching your child is not only their profession but also provides their income. Therefore it is important that all lessons are paid for promptly whether this be through a school bursary or from parents who pay for their child's lesson. If children are unwell or otherwise absent from school lessons are charged for. If the teacher is unwell or children are on a school trip the lesson is either rearranged or refunded. Invoices are sent out termly and should be paid within seven days of receipt. If anyone is experiencing financial hardship and is finding paying for lessons, please see the headteacher for a confidential chat.
We are grateful to Edsential music service for funding the endangered instrument scholarships for bassoon. Bassoon lessons are in school for one term before moving to the music service based at Weaverham High School on a Tuesday evening. Many current and ex-pupils can be found up at Weaverham High on a Tuesday evening for Vale Royal Wind Band and Super Strings or at Hartford CE High on a Saturday with the Cheshire Youth Orchestra.