Kingdown School has a vibrant Music department with an ever increasing number of students taking private tuition provided by the Acorn Education Trust.
In order to access lessons, students should now report directly to the relevant teaching room indicated on their timetables (see below) – this will either be C5 or C7.
Students will be expected to arrive as punctually as possible, sanitise their hands before entering the lesson, and again when leaving. We continue to use the transparent screens that will always stand between the student and teacher, and all peripatetic teaching staff will be expected to wear a face covering at all times.
Where possible and relevant, we would like students to continue to bring their own instruments to lessons. We are aware that this may present difficulties for some students, and if you feel this may be a barrier to your child accessing music tuition lessons, please do contact us.
For all enquiries regarding Music Tuition at Kingdown, please contact Mr Barnes, Media & Events Technician via email: email@example.com
The benefits of music
Playing a musical instrument has many benefits including enhanced co-ordination, increased memory capacity, sharpened concentration and it creates a real sense of achievement.
We offer individual tuition on a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, piano, drums, ukulele, flute, clarinet, saxophone and also singing.
There are currently five visiting teachers and you can find out more about them by scrolling to the bottom of this page. Our teachers are qualified, highly experienced and also work in other local schools as well as teaching privately at home. Students are taught key skills on their chosen instrument and many work towards nationally accredited qualifications with ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and Rock School.
We pride ourselves on our communication with parents. We will always ensure you are kept informed, whether this is an amendment to a timetable or to inform you that your child has missed a lesson. In addition, we report twice a year on your child’s progress.
Please find below a list of links to pages with further information for you to browse at your convenience.
We look forward to your child starting lessons with us in the near future.
Bruce is a drum kit teacher but originally taught guitar and still performs with an international rock band ‘The Subhumans’, so has first hand experience on how the music industry works. He has also led workshops in flamenco guitar and played drums in local musicals.
Since graduating from Bath Spa University in 2006 in Music and Drama, Claire has been developing her musical profile by playing, recording and singing with various ensembles in the South West.
Rob has been teaching piano at Kingdown School and other schools in Wiltshire for the past 23 years from beginners to grade 8 standard and above.
Lyndy qualified from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1977, and has been playing and teaching ever since.
Who to contact
For all enquiries regarding Music Tuition at Kingdown, please contact Mr Barnes, Media / Events Technician via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The most up to date timetables are available outside C3, and also available below.
|Application Form Spring 2021||14th Sep 2021||Download|
|Miss Miller TERM 6 Singing Wednesdays Version 1||27th May 2022||Download|
|Miss Miller TERM 6 Singing Guitar Mondays Version 1||27th May 2022||Download|
|Mr Moody TERM 6 Piano Mondays Version 1||27th May 2022||Download|
|Mr Moody TERM 6 Piano Tuesdays Version 1||27th May 2022||Download|
|Mrs Bishop TERM 6 Cello Wednesdays Version 1||27th May 2022||Download|
|Mr Treasure TERM 6 Drums Guitar Thursdays Version 2||07th Jun 2022||Download|