Instrumental Tuition at St Michael's

 

Summer News

 

Keyboard Tuition - Jayne Buxton is unable to come in on Thursday 20th August (which would have been her last lesson). She will make up the time on Friday 14th July instead. Please note that the last 2 lessons of this term will therefore be on consecutive days (Thursday 13th and Friday 14th July)

 

Spring News

 

April 2017 - New Summer term time tables are now out for Instrumental Tuition. Please see individual class rotas displayed in your child's classroom.

 

March 2017

Please note there is a day change for Lynette Tabener's Guitar lessons for next week. She will be coming in on Friday 24th March instead of Tuesday 21st. If your child forgets and bring their Guitar to school on the Tuesday we can keep it in school for the lesson on Friday

 

April

Due to the Guitar Days coming up, the Guitar teacher, Pete Glover will be coming in to take his first lesson of Term 5 on Tuesday 4th April (last week of Term 4). The children's times will be the same just the day that will be swapped. Children who are stopping Guitar at Easter will not be able to attend this lesson and the new starters that are starting after Easter will be able to go. Text will be sent home for those children.

 

Guitar Day at Bradley Stoke Community School Wednesday 5th April (closing date 03/03/17)

- Due to the popularity of this event a 2nd date has been added please speak to the Hub direct if interested, 24th May 2017.

 

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Autum News

Harmonica Assembly 16/11/16
Harmonica Assembly 16/11/16

 

- No Instrumental tuition week beginning 4th October and week beginning 7th November due to year group camp weeks

- No Guitar lessons with Lynette Tabener or Brass tuition with Alice Bodiley on Tuesday 4th October due to a year group      trip  

19/10/16 - Some changes to Drum time table due to Year 4 Harvest service in Church. Please see class teacher for times

28th April 2016 

Brass Assembly photos

 

Tuition 2016/17

Instrumental Tuition 2016-17, Please click on the below link to download the application letter and return your request to the school office, thank you.

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At St Michaels School we offer instrumental tuition (provided by South Gloucestershire Music Service) in a wide variety of instruments (see below). Harmonica lessons also take place in school but are run by a private tutor. The cost per lesson is £6.00. Children will have 10 lessons every 2 terms and lessons last between 15 and 30 minutes depending on the size of the group.

 

Children will need to possess their own instruments, with the exception of violins, where a school owned Violin can be loaned. Instruments can be purchased through the school – please ask in the office for details.

 

If your child is interested in beginning to learn an instrument, please contact the school office. We will require you to fill out a request form and we will endeavour to start you the next term.

 

Notice to stop lessons

 

If your child wants to stop lessons you will need to put this in writing and inform the school office. We can only vary the music teachers’ hours at the end of each double term, which means parents will not be refunded if a child stops mid-way in a term.

 

Missed lessons

Where a lesson is missed by the teacher then they will try to make up the time at the end of term – if they cannot, a credit will be rolled forward. If your child misses a lesson due to illness/holiday etc then no refund will be made – obviously we still have to pay for the teacher. If a school trip falls on the same day then we will provide a credit for the lesson – the same does NOT apply if your child misses their lesson if they forget, or if they choose not to go for a particular reason, e.g.sports event. The music teachers do try very hard to get hold of all children – but also children need to take some responsibility to be there on time and with their instrument.

If you are aware of an activity where your child may miss their lesson please contact the school office. We can sometimes rearrange lesson times for that day only.

 

Instrumental Tuition Time Table 2015/2016

 

 

Day

Instrument

Teacher

 

Start

End

Start Date

Monday

Violin

Rebecca Lambert

 

09.15

 

11.30

 

 

 

Monday 9th Jan

 

 

Flute/Clarinet/Sax

Sue Lawson

 

12.20

15.00

 

Tuesday

Guitar

Lynette Tabener

 

09.50

13.30

 

Tuesday

10th Jan

 

 

 

Brass

Alice Bodiley

 

13.35

14.55

Wednesday

Guitar

Pete Glover

 

09.00

12.40

 

Weds

11th  Jan

 

Drums

Pete Glover

 

13.05

15.10

Wednesday

Harmonica

Moses

10.00

10.00

Weds

11th Jan

Thursday

Keyboard

Jayne Buxton

 

11.30

15.30

 

Thursday 12th Jan

Friday

No lessons

 

 

 

 

 

Letters and information for Parents

Brass Tuition

If you need any help with purchasing an instrument please contact the Brass Teacher via the school office.

Drum Tuition

Students will need their own set of Drum sticks

Violin Tuition

Violins can be loaned from school, however if you would like to purchase your own the Teacher has given this advice – the best make for beginners is the Stentor Student I or II. You can get these on e-bay second hand or new.  You will need a ½ size unless your child is very tall in which case you will need a ¾ size but this is not normally needed until year 5 or 6. If you would like to loan a violin from school please ask the office if you are interested in this option but  please be aware that if the sizes are not correct for your child, you will need to get one yourself.

Teacher Attendance for Terms 1 & 2 2016

TEACHER DAY 12/09/16 19/09/16 26/09/16 03/10/16 10/10/16 17/10/16 24/10/16
Sue Lawson -Flute Mon in in in in No lesson in HALF
Rebecca Lambert - Violin Mon in in in in No lesson in TERM
Lynette Tabener - Guitar Tues in in in No lesson No lesson in HALF
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in in in No lesson No lesson in TERM
Pete Glover - Guitar + Drums Weds in in in in No lesson in HALF
Jayne Buxton - Keyboards Thur in in in in No lesson in TERM
TEACHER Day 31/10/16 07/11/16 14/11/16 21/11/16 28/11/16 05/12/16 12/12/16
Sue LAwson - Woodwind Mon in No Lesson in in in in 10
RebeccaLambert - Violin Mon in No Lesson in in in in 10
Lynette Tabener - Guitar Tues in No Lesson in in in in in     10
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in No Lesson in in in in in     10
Pete Glover - Guitar + Drums Weds in No Lesson in in in in 10
Jayne Buxton - Keyboard Thurs in No Lesson in in in in 10

Teacher Attendance for Terms 3 & 4 2017

TEACHER Day 09/01/17 16/01/17 23/01/17 30/01/17 06/02/17 13/02/17 20/02/17
Sue Lawson - Flute Mon in in in in in HALF in
Rebecca Lambert - Violin Mon in in in in in TERM in
Lynette Tabener - Guitar Tues in in in off in HALF in
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in in in in in TERM in
Pete Glover - Guitar + Drums Weds in in in in in HALF in
Jayne Buxton - Keyboard Thurs in off in in in TERM in
Teacher Day 27/02/17 06/03/17 13/03/17 20/03/17 27/03/17 03/04/17 Total weeks
Sue Lawson - Flute Mon in in in in in 10
Rebecca Lambert - Violin Mon in in in in in 11 (inc 1st from T5)
Lynette Tabener - Guitar Tues in in in (Fri swap)in in 10
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in in in in in 11 (inc 1st from T5)
Pete Glover - Guitar + Drums Weds off in in in in in (4/4/17)(1st of T5) 11 (inc 1st from T5)
Jayne Buxton - Keyboard Thurs in in in in in 10

Teacher Attendance for Terms 5 & 6 2017

Teacher Day 24/04/17 01/05/17 08/05/17 15/05/17 22/05/17 29/05/17 05/06/17
Sue Lawson - Woodwind Mon in Bank SATS in in in Half in
Rebecca Lambert - Violin Mon in Holiday WEEK in in Term in
Lynette Tabener - Guitar Tues in in SATS in in Half in
Alice Bodily - Brass Tues in in WEEK in in Term in
Pete Glover - Guitar  + Drums Weds in in SATS in Guitar Day Half in
Jayne Buxton - Keyboard Thurs off in WEEK in in Term in
Teacher Day 12/06/17 19/06/17 26/06/17 03/07/17 10/07/17 17/07/17 Total weeks
Tues Lawson - Flute Mon in in off
Rebecca Lambert - Violin Mon in in in
Lynette Tabener - Guitar Tues in in in
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in in in
Pete Glover - Guitar + Drums Weds in Y5 Trip
Jayne Buxton - Keyboard Thurs in in off (14/07/17)

 

Term 3 and 4 are shorter terms so if the teacher is unable to full-fill their 10 sessions then the time will be made up in Term 5 and 6.

This will ensure the children do not miss out.

 

 

Archive - Teacher Attendance Term 3,4,5 & 6 2016

TEACHER DAY 04/01/2016 11/01/2016 18/01/2016 25/01/2016 01/02/2016 08/02/2016 15/02/2016
Susan Lawson - Flute Mon INSET DAY in in  in  off  HALF in 
Rebecca Lambert-Violin Mon INSET DAY in off  in in TERM in 
Lynette Taberner-Guitar Tues in  in   in   in in   HALF in 
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in  in   in   off   in   TERM in 
Pete Glover-Guitar + Drums Weds off   in   in   in   in  HALF in 
Jayne Buxton-Keyboards Thurs off   in  in   in   in  TERM in 
                 
TEACHER DAY 22/02/2016 29/02/2016 07/03/2016 14/03/2016 21/03/2016 28/03/2016  Total weeks
Susan Lawson - Flute Mon in  in  in  in off  EASTER  8
Rebecca Lambert-Violin Mon in   in  in  in  in BREAK  9
Lynette Taberner-Guitar Tues in  in  in   in    EASTER  10
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in  in  in  in  in BREAK  10
Pete Glover-Guitar + Drums Weds in  in  off  in  in EASTER  9
Jayne Buxton-Keyboards Thurs in  in  in  in  in BREAK  10
TEACHER DAY 11/04/16 18/04/16 25/04/16 02/05/16 09/05/16 16/05/16
Susan Lawson - Flute Mon in in in BANK SATS in
Rebecca Lambert-Violin Mon in in in HOLIDAY WEEK in
Lynette Taberner-Guitar Tues in in in in SATS in
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in in in in WEEK in
Pete Glover-Guitar + Drums Weds in in in in SATS in
Jayne Buxton-Keyboards Thurs off in in in WEEK in
TEACHER DAY 23/05/16 HALF 06/06/16 13/06/16 20/06/16 27/06/16
Susan Lawson - Flute Mon in TERM in in in in
Rebecca Lambert-Violin Mon in HALF in in in in
Lynette Taberner-Guitar Tues in TERM   in in in in
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues in HALF in in in in
Pete Glover-Guitar + Drums Weds in TERM in   in in  off
Jayne Buxton-Keyboards Thurs in  HALF in in in in

 

TEACHER DAY 04/07/16 11/07/16 18/07/16 Total weeks
Susan Lawson - Flute Mon in in  in 10 (+2) Finished
Rebecca Lambert-Violin Mon in in Finished 10 (+1)
Lynette Taberner-Guitar Tues Finished 10
Alice Bodiley - Brass Tues Finished 10
Pete Glover-Guitar + Drums Weds in in Finished   10 (+1)  
Jayne Buxton-Keyboards Thurs in Finished 10