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Instrumental Tuition

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iRock Music Lessons

We have partnered with iRock to offer group instrumental tuition on either drums, keyboard, electric guitar or vocals.  Lessons take place during the school day and there is a cost, which is charged to parents. 

The weekly 30 minute band sessions happen within the school day. iRock supply all of the instruments. Band members are grouped by similar ages and year groups. Band sizes are capped at nine to ensure everyone receives the very best learning experience.

 As a band, the children then pick their own band name and the songs they'd like to play. At the end of each term, bands perform a short concert. Children in years 2, 4 & 6 can work towards an exam free qualification with the RSL.   

iRock band coaches are passionate about getting children inspired, sounding fantastic and making them feel like real musicians. iRock are dedicated to the building of confidence and wellbeing in children through being part of a band. They pride themselves as being active musicians who regularly play gigs and release their own music as part of a band or as a solo artist.

Please follow the links below for more information.



Berkshire Music Trust

We have partnered with Berkshire Music Trust to offer instrumental tuition either individually or in small groups.  Lessons take place during the school day and there is a cost, which is charged to parents. 

Lessons are offered for all instrumental families and across a wide range of styles and genres – with free trials available for everyone.

For more information about Berkshire Music Trust, visit their website https://berksmusictrust.org.uk/.      

If you are interested in learning an instrument and would like a free taster lesson, please email contact@berksmusictrust.org.uk

Group piano lessons with Thomas Vaughan Jones

Group piano lessons are offered for beginner students, for age groups Year 1 to Year 3. These  groups will contain 6-8 children for 30 minute lessons directly after school on Thursdays and Fridays and there is a cost, which is charged to parents.

Costs of group piano lessons: £60 per half term (£180 for the remaining year), with a material cost of £15 to begin with to cover the book, bag and pencils noted above. Thomas supplies a keyboard for each child in each lesson and a starter pack which includes a piano book, pencil and music bag.

"I am a musician and music teacher in the area who is very passionate about teaching the language of music at a young age; I believe that engaging children in musical activity and teaching them how to connect with music, through the lense of creative and fun group piano lessons is a fantastic way to spark the joy of music, and unwrap all the benefits associated with musical engagement.For context, I am a local resident who has recently been awarded a Masters degree  with distinction and awards, from the Royal Academy of Music. My degrees there were supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Trust and the Countess of Munster musical trust. I am extremely passionate about offering insight into musical theory, listening, and composition, that I wish I might have accessed from an earlier age, into the wide and versatile world of music, as it has helped shape me and open my eyes, ears, and world to more possibility and educational exposure than I ever imagined. It would be a professional and personal joy to do this for the children at St Martins primary school, especially as an alumni myself!" Thomas Vaughan Jones

If you are interested in learning to play the piano in group piano lessons please email Tom_vaughan_93@outlook.com

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