Pupils at Hartford Church of England High School
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  • Ms Z. Philippou - Curriculum Leader, Music
  • Mr J. Thompson - Teacher of Music
  • Mr. Burton - Guitar Tutor
  • Mrs. Bushnell-Wye - Clarinet and Saxophone Tutor
  • Mr. Cooper - Brass Tutor
  • Mr. Gosnay - DJ Tutor
  • Mr. Lawrence - Drum Tutor
  • Miss Miclaus - Singing Tutor
  • Mrs. Powell - Flute and Oboe tutor
  • Mr. Mitchell - Guitar Tutor
  • Ms. Owens - Piano and Keyboard Tutor
  • Mrs. Smalley - Violin and Viola Tutor
  • Mr. Tomkinson - Drum Tutor

Key Stage 3

Year 7

  • Bridging Unit, Mozart and Elgar, Indian Music
  • A half term will be spent learning to play the ukulele
  • One lesson a fortnight will focus on developing vocal skills

Year 8

  • Pachelbel through the ages, Blues, Rock n’ Roll
  • A half term will be spent on Managing and Creating a Podcast
  • One lesson a fortnight will focus on developing samba drumming and creating a tutor group routine

Year 9

  • The Beatles, Dance Music, Film Music, Brit Pop, Reggae

Key Stage 4

BTEC Level 1/Level 2 First Award in Music

Units studied:

  • Unit 1: The Music Industry
  • Unit 2: Managing a Music Product
  • Unit 4: Introducing Solo Performance
  • Unit 5: Introducing Composition

We cater units to suit the pupils musical needs, there are also units which are based on sound production.

Weekly instrumental lessons

Weekly instrumental lessons are available in school at:

  • £14 for 30 minute individual lesson
  • £9.50 for 20 minute individual lesson
  • £7 for 30 minute group lesson

Please see the tutors above to see which instrumental lessons are available.

Instrument hire is available upon request.

If you are interest in lessons please ask your child to request a form or email zphilippou@hartfordhigh.co.uk

Extra-Curricular Activies

  • Monday - After school Orchestra (Grade 1 instrumentalists and above) in M1
  • Tuesday - Till 4pm BTEC Music
  • Thursday - Till 4:15pm after school Chamber Choir
  • Friday - Till 4:15pm - Music Theory for advanced musicians
  • Friday - Till 4pm - Rock Club for all guitarists, vocalists and drummers
  • Lunchtime Clubs - HartBeats - drum club, Drop in sessions
  • Specialised Clubs - Wind group, String Group, bands in Year 9, Year 8 and Year 10

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