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Music - Instrumental Lessons

 

Musical instruments 1lnstrumental lessons are currently available for:

  • Drum Kit              
  • Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Violin
  • Trumpet

If you are interested in learning another instrument such as viola, cello, double bass, trombone, french horn or tuba, please contact Ms Morrell. 

Lessons are timetabled during the school day on a rotational timetable to minimise disruption to students’ academic learning. We recommend a 30 minute lesson per week. Usually there will be 30 lessons scheduled over the year arranged 10 per school term.

Students can check lesson timetables outside room 2.09 or on the atrium screens.

Benefits

Aside from enjoyment, well being, creativity and social development, numerous studies have shown that music study has neurological and cognitive benefits that enhance students’ academic progress. Students who study music often achieve better academically. Furthermore, participation in extra-curricular activities during school years prove desirable for college and university applications.

Here are some useful links:

  • NEMC - National Education Music Company article 
  • Science Direct link 
  • Music instruction improves cognitive, socio-emotional development in young children article 
  • "The latest neuroscience shows that learning a musical instrument increases brain power."  article
  • TES "New Ofsted inspections have boosted music and drama" article 
  • Why study Music?  SuccessAtSchool.org website
  • Classic FM article "Classical music has huge emotional benefits for children.."

Exams

Students can also take additional exams through instrumental study. Exam boards include the ABRSM, Rockschool and Trinity. Higher grade exams carry extra UCAS points for university applications.

For more information see:

Skills

Students taking additional instrumental lessons also benefit from developing enhanced transferable skills, including:

  • Self-confidence
  • Courage
  • Creativity
  • Self-motivation
  • Self-discipline
  • Good organisation 
  • Reliability

Prices & How To Sign Up

To register your song or daughter's interest in learning an instrument, please click on the providers link in the table below.

 

Provider     SIgn Up For Lessons Instrument Price  Length of Lesson
Freshnotes Music http://www.freshnotesccg.co.uk/  Piano, Guitar,  £146.00 per term 10 x 20 minute individual lessons
  http://www.freshnotesccg.co.uk/  Piano, Guitar, £210.00 per term 10 x 30 minute individual  lessons
Private Tutor Email jmorrell@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk Violin £210.00 per term 10 x 30 minute individual  lessons
Surrey Arts Email jmorrell@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk Voice, Trumpet, Drum Kit, Flute, Clarinet & Saxaphone

£153.00 per term

10 x individual 20 minute lessons
       £219.00 per term 10 x Individual 30 minute lessons

Surrey Arts Group lessons may be available, which are provided at a lower cost.  Please contact Ms Morrell.

Surrey Arts offer free or discounted lessons for students who are eligible for financial assistance, which includes, but is not limited to Young Carers, Looked After Children and families entitled to free school meals. 

For more information, please see here: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/culture-and-leisure/arts/music/lessons-for-children/apply-and-pay

To apply, please complete the following form: https://customer.surreycc.gov.uk/music-lesson-application-form

 

Financial Support

Surrey Arts also offer instrumental and vocal tuition in the local area. Information about this and financial subsidies can be found below:

Surrey Arts - Financial Support 

Cheryl King Trust - Bursaries  

Please contact Ms Morrell for further information.   

 

Lessons At A Reduced Cost

We do recommend individual lessons for optimal progress, but sometimes it is possible to set up paired or group lessons to reduce costs. If this is something you would like to explore further, please contact Ms J Morrell.

 

Contact Email
Ms J Morrell jmorrell@christscollege.surrey.sch.uk

Discover more about our instrumental music teachers, and what you can learn in in their lessons in these videos.  Contact MsJ Morrell for information about free 20 minute taster sessions for singing.

 

MUSIC OPPORTUNITIES IN THE LOCAL AREA

 

FYC Senior Choir  12 - 18 year olds

FYC Junior Choir  9 - 13 year old

https://www.fyc.org.uk/ourchoirs

Farnham Youth Choir

 

 

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