At Hagbourne, we have a number of peripatetic teachers offering lessons in woodwind, strings and brass through Oxfordshire County Music Service. We also have piano lessons available. If your child is interested in learning an instrument, further details on how to apply for lessons through OCMS are available in the letter below, including details on how to check if you are eligible for free instrumental lessons and hire.
As part of our music curriculum years 3, 4 and 5 all have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through the ‘First Access’ scheme taught by experienced teachers from the County music service. For a whole term, each class are introduced to different instruments. In year 3, the class learn recorder, in year 4, they learn a brass instrument (cornet or baritone) and in year 5 they learn a string instrument (either violin or cello). From this, the children can then choose to have private lessons which are organised through County music (see the link below).
The school works with a private piano teacher who sometimes has spaces available throughout the school year. Again, contact the office if you are interested and we can ask to have your name put on the waiting list if no spaces are available.
The school also have iRock lessons where children form bands and become a keyboard player, a guitarist, a vocalist or a drummer. This is fantastic for both coordination, musical knowledge, confidence and team work. Please contact the school office if your child would like to become part of their very own rock band.
The Hagbourne School Choir perform in Oxford as well as other local venues across the year. The choir is an after school club open to children in KS2. If your child is interested in joining the choir, please contact the school office.