The Arts are an important part of the wider curriculum offered at Whiteparish, as well as an integral part of our enquiry-led curriculum.
After-school club run by Mrs Davis on a Wednesday, open to all year groups.
Children improve their singing skills and have a great time, learning songs to perform in our school services and other performance opportunities.
Choir performing at Breakfast Church
Instrumental and voice tuition
At Whiteparish, we offer individual tuition in: piano, saxophone, flute, clarinet, recorder, strings, ukulele, guitar, drums and voice.
These lessons are available for children in Key Stage 2. If you would like to find out more, or enquire about financial support for musical tuition or instrument hire (available through Wilshire Music Connect), please ask in the office or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mrs Susan de Garis – Tuesday – email@example.com
Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Recorders, Piano, and theory of music
I have enjoyed teaching woodwind and piano in Guernsey, Dorset and Salisbury. Pupils have ranged from beginners to grade 8 and beyond. Preparing pupils for music exams (when they are ready) has been an important component of my teaching.
I love to share my enjoyment of playing music and helping pupils to achieve their potential. This means being flexible, pupil-centred and celebrating their achievements.
I welcome the opportunities that school music assemblies, concerts and family and friends all have in providing a platform to encourage pupils’ progress. Learning to play an instrument is both fun and hard work and it is so rewarding as a teacher when pupils gain a skill for life.
I work with the Salisbury Area Musicians Co-operative (SAMC). All applications for lessons with me at Whiteparish should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org SAMC fees and lots of other details can be found at: https://salisburyareamusic.co.uk/
Miss Annastasia Radford – Mondays - email@example.com
Violin, Viola, Cello, Music Theory & Singing Lessons.
A highly experienced violinist, singer and music educationalist. Miss Radford runs her own private Music School in Southampton as well as teaches peripatetic lessons in Wiltshire.
Lessons are appropriate for children from absolute beginner to post Grade 8. Lessons will cover a range of genres and styles. We will learn to play as soloists and as part of an ensemble. We learn to read music notation which will enable the children to join orchestras and choirs. Lessons include the use of backing tracks and a wide range of books to keep learning fun and interactive. Children will be given the opportunity to take ABRSM exams and join extracurricular ensembles. To gain the most out of your instrumental lessons, the children will be asked to practise at home.
Private lessons (20 mins) - £10
You will need your own instrument for lessons. I offer a hire service for my pupils (Violin only). You can alternatively buy beginner instruments from TheStringZone & Musicroom. I recommend Stentor Student Violins. Please avoid violins that are Gear4Music own brand or violins that come in colours of the rainbow.
Gregory Cook - Fridays
Instruments: Ukulele, drums and guitar.
Gregory Cook is an associate musician with Wiltshire Music Connect. Currently all Friday lesson slots are full, if you would like to be added to the waiting list for a different day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions will cover a range of different styles on the ukulele including reggae, blues, rock, acoustic, country calypso and many more. Grades and performances are optional and offered to the young people depending on their musical interests and learning preferences but broadly speaking the sessions are designed to build confidence and convey a broad set of musical skills including rhythm, chords, strumming patterns, scales (in order to solo,) singing and playing, finger picking and ultimately get them playing!
Percussion is also offered in these session using either Djembe, Cajon and moving onto more modern forms of percussion like MPC drum machines. Sessions are also designed to complement class learning by going over the songs and technique that we learn during the workshops and sharpen up any problems with playing that need addressing. The tutor also has a background teaching SENDS (Special Educational Needs) students and can adapt sessions to cater for a range of learning styles and educational experiences. Purchase of own instrument to practice from home is highly recommended but the tutor has instruments that can be used in lessons, lessons should commence before an instrument is purchased however as the tutor can then recommend an appropriate size and model.
£20 per 30 minute lesson (25 minutes tuition – 5 mins writing up progress and change over.)
Also included in the price:
- Optional group performance opportunities for students who want to develop stagecraft and confidence in front of a crowd.
- A set of accompanying videos that the tutor put together that streamline the learning process.