Music at Powell’s
All pupils benefit from a weekly dedicated music lesson. In addition to which we offer the following:
We currently have teachers who offer individual payable lessons on the following instruments:
- Brass e.g. Trumpet - Philip Anderson firstname.lastname@example.org (M) 07891 645407
- Clarinet/Saxophone- Tonia Price email@example.com (M) 07733479659
- Cello -Sarah Higgins firstname.lastname@example.org (T) 01793 702127 (M) 07790 727619
- Drum kit Tim Downes-Hall email@example.com (M) 07886037014
- Flute - Jackie Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org (M) 07790704502
- Guitar - Sandra/Trevor Dukes email@example.com
- Violin - Dittany Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org (M) 07830 075598
Please note that children wishing to learn guitar, drums, clarinet, saxophone or trombone generally need to be in Y3 or above (Y2 onwards for violin or flute). Availability is variable and your child may need to be added to a short waiting list.
These are payable lessons run by individual peripatetic teachers and the prices vary. If your child is interested in learning to play a musical instrument, please contact the relevant instrumental teacher (see details above) who will advise on cost and availability.
Instruments are available to hire at a reasonable rate via the Gloucestershire Music Service and, if you receive free school meals, this loan is free of charge (forms available in the School Office).
There are many performance opportunities for Powell's musicians, including the School Orchestra and Wind Band. Our Christmas and Bingham Hall Concert are some of the opportunities that allow them to showcase their amazing talents.
All children will be offered a free Ukulele course during their time in KS2 (usually in Y3 or 4).
Children who have had instrumental lessons, are reading music and are keen to play as part of a group may choose to join one of our music clubs:
- KS1 Choir
- KS2 Choir
We have a very popular school choir for children in Years 4-6 (current membership over 140 pupils)
Challenge Choirs in Years 5/6 also perform in our summer celebration concert.
Musicians have many opportunities to perform. Regular events include:
School services: Harvest Festival, Christingle, Easter and Y6 Leavers’ service
Carol singing at local nursing homes and care homes
Christmas Concert (instrumental groups)
Bingham Hall Celebration Concert (Choirs, instrumental groups, dance and gym)
School productions: Nativity and Y2 Christmas Production, Y6 Summer Term Musical Production