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  • The Catholic School of Saint Gregory The Great,
  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
  • Tel:

    01242 513659

Music Lessons

Saint Gregory's Music Programme 2017

Guitar Lessons

Mike Croshaw

 

The cost is £50 per term for ten 20 minute shared lessons with two children in each group.

 

Lessons can start at any time and you just pay for the remaining lessons that term.

 

Email: MichaelCroshaw2@Gmail.com

Home: 01242 673942

Mobile: 07772 582334

Piano Lessons

Karen Powell

 

Lessons take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning.

2016 prices may change.

 

10 x 20 minute group lesson (2 children in a group) £54

10 x 15 minute private lesson

£80.75
10 x 20 minute private lesson £108
10 x 30 minute private lesson £161.50

 

Email – karenbpowell@gmail.com

Violin Lessons - KS1

Karen Powell

 

Lessons take place on a Tuesday and Wednesday morning and are taught using the Suzuki Method.

 

KS1 Children – Parents of children in KS1 are asked to come along to violin classes first to learn about how to play the violin. This class helps parents to practice and motivate their child at home in the early stages of learning how to play the violin. Parent classes are fun and easy! The main point of learning is to give you first hand information on how to support and encourage your child’s musical education. Parents’ lessons are taught in groups and are scheduled both in school time and after school depending on Parents’ schedules. The 30 minute Parent Violin Classes runs for 6 weeks. Once finished, your child will then begin their lessons.

 

Parent lessons - 6 weeks £42

 

Violins can be hired from St Gregory’s School for both parents and children @ £19 per term.

 

What is the Suzuki Method?

 

The Suzuki approach was developed by Dr. Suzuki who believed that every child, if properly taught, is capable of a high level of musical achievement. He saw that, if every child has the inborn ability to learn their native language, then they also have the ability to learn and become proficient on a musical instrument. If children begin early to hear and learn music, just as they do speech, they will develop their natural musical ability; this is the “mother tongue” method.

 

  • Just as they hear their mother tongue spoken, children also hear music around them much of the time.
  • Just as parents reward the child’s speech efforts with smiles, hugs, and praise, they also reward the child’s musical efforts.
  • Just as speech practice takes place many times throughout the day through hearing and repeating words thousands of times, so music is listened to often.
  • Just as children learn to read only after they are fluent speakers, they learn to read music only when they have mastered basic techniques.

 

Here at St. Gregory’s we offer Suzuki violin lessons to children from Nursery onward. Parents of beginning young Suzuki students will participate in a parent education program (although parents of students of any age are welcome). The “practice parent” will learn to play the first songs. This will teach them the basics and will help them learn how to practice with their child as a home teacher. In addition, it motivates the child to see Mum or Dad practice and learn to play a violin. The parent and child will practice together daily. The parent will act as the home teacher. This commitment to daily time with the instrument is the most important thing that the parent can do to help the child to be successful.

 

If you are interested in your child beginning Suzuki violin lessons, please contact Karen Powell at karenbpowell@gmail.com

Violin Lessons - KS2

Karen Powell

 

KS2 Children may begin lessons on their own though Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend when possible. Lessons are offered both privately and in groups when numbers allow.

2016 prices may change

 

 

10 x 20 minute group lesson (2 children in a group) £54

10 x 15 minute private lesson

£80.75
10 x 20 minute private lesson £108
10 x 30 minute private lesson £161.50

 

Email – karenbpowell@gmail.com

Recorder Lessons - KS2

Agnieszka Kwiatkowska

 

Lessons will take place before or after school.

 

10 x 20 minute group lesson (2 children in a group) £50

10 x 15 minute private lesson

£60
10 x 20 minute private lesson £80
10 x 30 minute private lesson £100

 

Email – agn_kwiat@yahoo.co.uk

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