We work in partnership with Durham Music Service and currently offer African drumming with Jo James and Ukulele lessons with Rick James. These sessions take place during the school day. Children work in small groups with a specialist peripatetic teacher.
We ensure that pupils can perform to other groups of pupils, sometimes families and other visitors so they can showcase their achievements.
In Summer 2014 during Music Week we had two very successful pupil concerts involving African drumming, Samba drumming and ukulele as well as singing.
Pupils will be given the option to try an instrument as a beginner for a minimum of half a term. When children are keen to continue we provide an ‘improvers’ group.
Where individuals show particular enthusiasm and talent we will try to arrange additional tuition which may be a short one to one session alongside the group session.