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Beginner Instruments (for seven year olds and over)
 
drums

violin

Students may choose from the following instrumental classes:

Cello

Students are taught the basic bowing and fingering techniques, while learning to read music written in the bass clef. Required: Students will need to have their own chromatic tuner.

Choir

A choir class will be available if numbers allow. This is open to all students aged between 7 and 12/13 (end of school year 8). The Choir will take place on Saturday afternoons between 12.15 pm - 1.00 pm.

Drums

Students are introduced to the drum kit and its various components. Good hand and foot coordination is an advantage. A drum kit is provided for class use but students will need their own drumsticks and practice pad.Students need to be at least 125 cm tall.

Guitar

A structured course to develop guitar playing ability in chords, classical and acoustic picking, with students being able to play songs relatively quickly. Students will need their own guitar.Required: Students will need their own guitar and chromatic tuner.

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For information on correct guitar posture, click here.

Junior Flute ( Fife)

The junior flute (fife) is half the size of a flute, and therefore manageable by younger children. Like the recorder, it provides a good introduction to wind instrument techniques. Students may choose to play the junior flute only, or as a combination of recorder / junior flute (fife).

Keyboard

Students are taught piano fingering techniques with an introduction to primary chords. Previous musical experience (e.g. Music Basics) is desirable for young beginners. For home practice, students should have access to a piano or keyboard that has at least five octaves (36 white keys) of standard-sized keys (preferably touch-sensitize) to enable both hands to be played together.

For information on correct keyboard posture, click here.

Recorder

This provides an excellent introduction to wind instrument techniques. Students may choose to play the recorder only, or as a recorder/fife combination.

Violin

Students gain a good understanding of posture, technique and note-reading on the violin, and can progress to a moderately advanced level both individually and as part of a group. Required: Students will need to have their own chromatic tuner.

 
 


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