Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September. We can’t wait to meet you and will be in contact soon with further details about the enrolment process. Remember the deadline to accept Reception offers is 30th April 2024.
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Rockmount Primary School

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Music Tuition

How to start learning to play a musical instrument at Rockmount:

Useful links:  


Would your child like to play in their very own rock band?

Rocksteady in-school band lessons are the perfect opportunity for your child to learn new skills, develop friendships and have the time of their life.


Watch this short video to see what learning in a band could do for your child’s well-being:

Not sure which instrument to learn?  Have a look at the films below to help you decide:

Rockmount Brass Demo.mp4

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Choose between the trumpet or the trombone. Mr Hewitt-Brown and some of our Rockmount trumpeters demonstrate how fun it is to learn to play a brass instrument at Rockmount.

Rockmount Woodwind Demo.mp4

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Choose between flute, saxophone or clarinet. Watch Mrs Humphreys and our Rockmount woodwind players to help you decide.

Rockmount Guitar Demo.mp4

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You can learn classical or rock guitar - in fact you can play any style you like! Take a look at some of our Rockmount guitarists...

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Drum kit lessons at Rockmount.mp4

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Learning to play the drum kit is a lot of fun at Rockmount!

Violin lessons at Rockmount (Rico).MOV

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Why not learn the violin?

Learning piano at Rockmount feat. Erin.MOV

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You can learn piano at Rockmount too. Here are two pieces from one of our piano concerts...

Learning piano at Rockmount feat. Kiera.MOV

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It's very popular, so there's usually a bit of a waiting list...

Still not sure which instrument to learn?

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Watch some of the CMA teachers playing the different instruments to help you choose. Look out for the trumpet and flute teachers - they teach the brass and woodwind instruments at Rockmount!

Weekly Instrumental Lessons at Rockmount



Woodwind: Naomi Deacon (CMA)

9.00-2.00 (Starlight room)


Drum Kit:  Bobby MacPherson

8.30-12.00 (Music room)






9.40-3.00 (Galaxy room)


Guitar:  Alex Lockheart (CMA)

8.45-3.20 (Starlight room)




Piano:  Joanna Berridge

8.00-1.15 (Starlight room)




Piano:  Joanna Berridge

8.15-1.00 (Starlight room)


Violin:  Jo Grainger (CMA)

1.00-3.20 (Starlight room)




Piano:  Eve Lambah

8.50-3.20 (Starlight room)


Brass:  Mike Hewitt-Brown (CMA)

11.45-1.00 (Galaxy room)


We like playing instruments at Rockmount!

Pupil Voice

"I enjoy playing the trumpet because it's very fun and almost a unique instrument in my school.  I feel very happy when I'm playing it. I also play in a band (with CMA) and band is really fun!"

Year 6 pupil


"I sing lead vocals in my Rocksteady band.  I just love the feeling of being part of a band and making music as a team."  

Year 5 pupil


"I like playing the flute because it's easy to learn and it makes a really good sound."

Year 3 pupil


"What I love about the saxophone is playing jazz music on it and having fun making up new music.  It makes good jazz noises and it's good for pop music as well.  It's very noisy...I think it blows out my mum's ears because it's very loud...I don't think my hamster likes it either...but I like it!"

Year 6 pupil


"The flute is hard to start off with, but then, once you get the hang of it, it's really fun and it's easy and you can just zoom through all the work." 

Year 4 pupil


"The clarinet is really relaxing to play and listen to and I also like the sound.  It's fun and I really enjoy playing clarinet." Year 6 pupil


"My favourite part of the concert was seeing how if  you enjoy doing things like this, you can learn really quickly - so it means I could do it too!  I thought it was very exciting seeing my friends perform and I felt proud that people from my class could do that."

Year 5 pupil (after watching a Rocksteady Concert)




Other options:

Keyboard lessons out of school:

(NB. these organisations are not associated with Rockmount)

Out of school choirs and music clubs:

(NB. these organisations are not associated with Rockmount)


JUNIOR CHOIR ON THE HILL is a new choir starting in Crystal Palace for children ages 6-18. To find out more and register your child for a free tasters session see:


Something for the grown ups too! JUNIOR CHOIR ON THE HILL is an offshoot from CHOIR ON THE HILL which is a women's community choir led by professional singer Frazer Scott and overseen by Christopher Braime, head of Studio Falkland Lodge Community Music Services.  It is for anyone who would like to enjoy singing with others - to explore music, talk about singing technique and how to be better singers.  To find out more and register for a free taster session see: