We offer a variety of music tuition options at South Wonston School with various concerts and performances taking place throughout the academic year.
Lessons are taught during the school day as a small group or, if requested and accommodated, can be taught on a 1:1 basis.
Lessons are either taught in the Church area of the school or in the Shared Social Room (SSA - opposite the school office).
Learning to play an instrument or to sing is a hugely rewarding thing to do and can give years of enjoyment. It is vital that regular daily practice is done to fully appreciate the benefits. We recommend a ‘little and often’ approach. As a young person progresses and becomes a more accomplished musician, practice time needs to increase accordingly.
Internal Music Tuition
Mr. Baker from Hampshire Music Services comes out to visit the school each week to deliver Violin tuition. Mr. Baker is a qualified Violin Peripatetic Music Teacher. Instruments can either be purchased outright (once size has been determined) or can be loaned from Hampshire Music Service (see overleaf). Instruments must be brought into school each week as cannot be left at school.
Mrs. Woolsey from Hampshire Music Services comes out to visit the school each week to deliver Woodwind tuition. Mrs. Woolsey is a qualified Woodwind Peripatetic Music Teacher. Instruments can either be purchased outright or can be loaned from Hampshire Music Service (see overleaf). Instruments must be brought into school each week as cannot be left at school.
Payment for both Violin and Woodwind are made directly to the school (as the school is charged (annually) centrally by Hampshire Music Service). Payment must be made annually in advance annually or pro rata upon starting. Invoices are sent out to parents at the beginning of each academic year. Payments must be made online via scopay. The charge for tuition is dependent on how many students are participating that year but will provide at least 10 sessions per term (children usually receive more than 10 in a term).
Owing to the contractual obligations with Hampshire Music Service, the notice period (if a child wishes to stop tuition) is one term in advance. The notice period must still be paid for unless a child from the waiting list can take over the place immediately.
Payment must still be made for missed lessons. If the Teacher is absent, lessons will try to be made up as and when possible.
External Music Tuition
Guitar/Piano and Vocal Singing
Lessons are taught in school by Mr. Altham who is an experienced Musician who travels all over the country with his band. Mr. Altham’s lessons are taught either in the Church or SSA. Bookings and payment for this tuition is completed directly with Mr. Altham.
Tuition is available in school and is delivered by Upbeat Drum Academy once a week by Mr. Cook. Tuition is completed in The Church. All bookings and payment for drum tuition needs to be completed directly with Upbeat Drum Academy.
Instrument Hire through Hampshire Music Service
HMS loan out instruments to children – if you wish to loan an instrument, please click on link https://www.hants.gov.uk/educationandlearning/hampshiremusic/instrumenthire/apply#step-1
for a booking form (or ask at the school office) or you can call HMS directly for further information on 023 8065 2037
South Wonston Primary School does not accept any liability for instruments brought into school. Where possible, please ask your child to drop instruments either into the school office or into the SSA.
If you have any queries regarding music tuition at South Wonston Primary School, please do not hesitate to ask the school office.