String Programme for Year 2
Tettenhall College offers a String Programme for Year 2 pupils as a taster to learning the violin more formally in individual lessons. Children learn the violin in small groups during this time, and the instruments are provided by the school. This programme has proven to be an effective starting point for our keen instrumentalists as they start out on their musical journey.
We welcome our young instrumentalists who are working at a Grade 1 standard or above to join our Orchestra rehearsals after school on a Thursday from 4:15 – 5pm. Players of woodwind, strings, brass and percussion are encouraged and invited to attend in order to develop their performance skills and work together with pupils from Prep and Senior School. Opportunities to perform present themselves as part of Christmas Concerts and Summer Showcases.
Prep School Choir
Pupils may take part in our excellent Prep School Choir where they are expected to show commitment and to perform frequently at a variety of events and occasions. Choir meets weekly to rehearse on Wednesdays after school from 4:15 – 5pm.
All pupils receive weekly singing lessons where we practise for productions, shows, assemblies and events. Children study various genres and styles of music including sacred, popular and songs from musicals.
We are fortunate to have the weekly support of a number of visiting teachers who each specialise in different instruments for individual tuition. Lessons are available in flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, cornet, trombone, violin, piano, drum kit, guitar and singing. Pupils normally spend 40 minutes per session with their music teacher (20 minutes for pupils in Year 1-2), and are withdrawn from their normal lessons on a rotation basis (to avoid missing the same subject each week). Instrumental lessons are offered at an additional termly cost (please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information).
Please be aware that demand for piano lessons is always high and as such there may be a waiting list for lessons.
Children also learn a variety of instruments, electronic keyboards, recorders and percussion plus ukuleles, in their weekly instrumental music lessons. This becomes more formal in Years 3 to 6 as part of the timetabled Performing Arts Rotation.