Rockmount has a thriving Music department led by a specialist Music teacher. Music is an integral part of our school curriculum and we believe it helps children to become independent and confident learners as well as developing a passion for music.
Pupils take part in weekly singing assemblies aimed at developing the children’s ability to sing for pleasure as well as with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. Curriculum Music is taught weekly to every class, from Reception to Year 6. All children are given the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, with whole class tuition of tuned and untuned percussion starting from Reception, recorders in Year 3, ukuleles in Year 4, Samba in Year 5 and Keyboards in Year 6. In Years 4-6 children are introduced to the concept of playing together in a band, learning the core skills on guitar, electric bass, keyboard, drums and vocals, using the ‘Just Play’ programme.
We have a variety of extra-curricular music clubs at Rockmount, including two keyboard clubs, a samba band, recorder club, Upper and Lower Junior Choirs and coaching for vocal groups and bands. We always ensure there are various events throughout the year to showcase the children’s musical achievements, such as school concerts, fairs, musical productions, the Rockmount Proms week, Young Voices and the CSMA Music Festival.
We also offer peripatetic instrumental tuition for piano, guitar, electric bass, drums, violin, trumpet and trombone. In addition to these instrumental lessons we also offer children the opportunity to learn with Rocksteady, where groups of children are taught together as a ‘rock band’. Information on how to apply for instrumental tuition is included in the attached PDF booklet 'How to learn an Instrument at Rockmount'.
FREE concert at St John's this Saturday (17th March) with The Central Band of the Royal British Legion, who always put on a great show! Great for children interested in learning brass and woodwind instruments! More information on pdf flyer below:
Two local concerts where Croydon Young Musicians are playing alongside professional orchestras. Under 18's are free for the concert on the 11th March, where the LMP will be playing side/side with the Croydon Youth Orchestra in the" Planets by Holst" - an amazing piece that all will enjoy!
More info available at www.croydonmusicandarts.co.uk
Flyer attached below:
Would you like a free music taster lesson? On Saturday 17th March Rocksteady Music School will be working with music retailer PMT for “Learn to Play Day”, the flagship event for the UK’s Music For All Charity. Taster lessons for children aged 4-13 years will be available in PMT stores. Visit the PMT website to book your free lesson or come along on the day and when there’s a free instrument you can join in! https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/learn-to-play-day
- see flyer below for more info: