Kingsdown091

Music Tuition

Kingdown School has a vibrant Music department with an ever increasing number of students taking private tuition provided by the Acorn Education Trust.

Music Tuition Update: June 2021

We are pleased to confirm that music lessons for Term 6 will now return to the Creative Arts department. We have continued to work hard behind the scenes to ensure that lessons could return to the department safely, and would not compromise the safety of our students and our peripatetic teachers, working within the school’s current policies regarding the COVID-19 situation.

In order to access lessons, students should now report directly to the relevant teaching room – this will either be C5 or C7, and is indicated on their timetables (see below).

In regards to lessons themselves, students will be expected to arrive as punctually as possible, sanitise their hands before entering the lesson, and again when leaving. We will continue to use the transparent screens from last term 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: pab@kingdown.wilts.sch.uk  

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.

Music tutors

Bruce Treasure

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.

Claire Miller

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 Moody

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 Bishop

Lynda 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: pab@kingdown.wilts.sch.uk

Timetables

The most up to date timetables are available outside C3, and also available below.

Downloads

Page Downloads Date  
Drum guitar bass lessons Mr Treasure on Thursdays 14th Jun 2021 Download
Piano lessons Mr Moody on Mondays 14th Jun 2021 Download
Piano lessons Mr Moody on Tuesdays 14th Jun 2021 Download
Viola and Violin lessons Mrs Bishop on Wednesdays 14th Jun 2021 Download
Singing Guitar Lessons Miss Miller on Mondays 16th Jun 2021 Download