Individual Music Lessons
We offer a wide range of group or individual instrument lessons at Hayes. Children in Years 3-6 are able to learn the following instruments:
- Strings – violin, cello, double bass, guitar
- Brass – trumpet, trombone, baritone, tenor horn, French horn
- Percussion – drum kit
- Woodwind – flute, clarinet
The number of children learning instruments has doubled over the last 4 years and the music room is now used all day every day for one-to-one lessons, with additional lessons happening in other rooms in the school. This is one of the main reasons we are beginning to make plans for an additional music building to create more space for music to happen.
We are also aware that instrument lessons come at a cost so we offer support to Pupil Premium children and offer to pay for part or all of their lessons where needed. We believe that it is important for these opportunities to be available to all.
Children are also given the chance give solo performances to the rest of the school during singing assemblies.
Music Lesson Application Form
Please collect or an application form from the school office (down load a form from this website) if your child is interested in having lessons. Please return the form to the school who will pass it onto the BYMT (Bromley Youth Music Trust).
You will be contacted directly by the music teacher when a place becomes available. The office does not hold a waiting list at school. If you would like to contact the BYMT directly, please phone 0208 467 1566. If you are happy to have group lessons the waiting time maybe shorter.
If your child is offered a place, the lessons take place during the school day (apart from drums which are after school on a Monday). Your child will be allocated a lesson on the same day of each week. The lesson time will change to ensure they don’t miss the same lesson each week. It is the responsibility of the child to turn up on time. Timetables for all music lessons are available outside the music room in school at the end of the Year 2 Corridor.
Recorder lessons are given to all children in Year 3. These are provided for free and the children are given a recorder to use and practise on. The lessons are during the school day and make up part of their music lessons. This year we are also providing djembe drumming lessons to all children in Year 4.
If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument please complete the BYMT application form below and return it to the school office. This will then be forwarded to the appropriate music teacher. Music lessons are available for Children in Year 3 - 6 for Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Guitar, Trumpet, Violin, Cello, for which a charge is made by the relevant Music Teacher.