Individual music tuition
Every child at All Hallows has the opportunity to receive music tuition, join a music group, take music exams and perform in concerts.
Pupils are encouraged to receive weekly instrumental tuition or singing lessons from professional visiting peripatetic teachers. Lessons are available from Year 1 on some instruments and the range expands as the children move up through the school.
There is a wide range of music ensembles that meet every week at All Hallows, both for instruments and voices. Many of the groups have musicians of differing levels so there is always a part for everyone.
Our weekly ensembles include:
- Chapel Choir (Years 5 - 8)
- Years 3 - 4 Choir
- Years 1 - 3 Choir
- Chamber Strings (Grades 4 - 6)
- Sapphire Strings (Grades 3 - 4)
- Emerald Strings (Grades 1 - 2)
- Little Noise (Junior Reeds)
- Big Noise (Senior Reeds)
- Bold as Brass
- Big Brass Band (Brass and Woodwind)
- Fantastic Flutes (Senior)
- Forte Flutes (Junior)
- Rock Group
- Solo performance skills
There are regular in-school concerts of varying scale every term, allowing every child the opportunity to ‘shine’ from the informal Junior and Senior Showcases to the bigger end-of-term events where all the choirs and ensembles perform. Outside the school gates the music continues, with the Chapel Choir leading services at abbeys and churches in the South West and the instrumentalists performing in concerts in the local area.
A typical term's programme of Performing Arts might include...
- Junior Solo Music Showcase in the Music Room
- Senior Solo Showcase in the Music Room
- Michaelmas / Lent / Summer themed Concert
- Speech and Drama Showcase / Attendance at a Speech and Drama Festival
- LAMDA Drama Exams
- External Music/Drama days
- Year 4 Production
- Saturday Enrichment Production (Years 6 - 8) - recent performances have included
- Peter Pan
- The Lion King
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
There are music exam opportunities for every child here at All Hallows and we will help decide which one is best for your child:
- ‘Orchestral’ instruments – Associated Board and Trinity College
- ‘Rock Band’ instruments – Rock School and Trinity College
- Singers – London College of Music
The Director of Music, Mr. Castle, accompanies many of the examinees and will rehearse regularly with the pupils before the exam to ensure that the highest mark can be attained.
For all enquiries regarding how your child can be part of the Music at All Hallows, please contact the Director of Music, Kim Foster.