Music is an important part of our school. Children sing everyday whether in assembly or in the class. In addition to singing, children in Year 3 have violin or cello lessons as part of their music curriculum. We also offer private tuition for the piano. In addition to these opportunities we offer music lessons organised through the County Music Service. At the moment we offer lessons in violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute and clarinet.
Here is an assembly from Leigh, our guitar teacher.
To start a new group we need at least 4 children to express an interest and then we co-ordinate with the Music Service to allocate a teacher.
If you would like to express an interest in learning an instrument ready for the next available group, please send a letter/email to the school office for the attention of Mrs Napper our music coordinator, who will give you some idea when a new group may start.
For more information about the County Music Service click here.
On Monday evenings, Burford's Institute of Music also offers the opportunity for children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 to learn either a brass, wind or string instrument in a small group and then have the opportunity to play in an ensemble. The details are as follows:
· At the end of school on a Monday, children are collected by minibus from primary schools and are taken to Burford School
· Children work with music teachers from Oxfordshire County Music Service
· Lessons with string, woodwind or brass instruments are available
· Children from local primary schools can have either individual lessons or learn in small teaching groups
· At the end of the evening the children come together to play as an ensemble
· At 6pm Children are collected by parents from Burford School
· At the end of the Christmas, Easter and Summer Term parents are invited to a concert, celebrating the musical achievements of the children
There is no charge for the mini bus to Burford School or the wrap around care.
The Music lessons cost from £6.49 – this price is determined by the size of the teaching group.
Instruments can be rented from Oxfordshire County Music Service – details on application.
For more information, please click of the link below.