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Instrumental Teaching at Clapgate

Guitar Tuition

We are very fortunate here at Clapgate that we have an outstanding musician who comes into school 3 days a week to work with our children. During these days, Josh delivers guitar tuition to a number of children for 30 minute sessions. This is on a termly basis but the majority of children have continued their lessons for additional terms and some have now been learning the guitar for a number of years.


We are pleased to inform you that we currently have 12 children learning how to play the guitar and are hoping that some of these children will perform in an assembly over the coming months to showcase their musical ability.

Steel Pans

We are also fortunate that we another music teacher who comes into school once a week to work with our year 6 pupils. Jermaine spends an hour with each of our year 6 classes and teaches them how to play steel pans.

These are very full on sessions and can also include the use of African Drums and glockenspiels.

The children love making music as part of small groups and have performed at school carnivals and as part of assemblies and school fairs.

Year 6 Steel Pans

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A Guitar Solo by Helena

On Friday 25th January, KS2 were treated to a very special performance by Helena in 6NW, who showed us all what she had been practicing during her guitar lessons with Josh. Sitting in front of all her classmates and over 200 children from KS2, she sang her own rendition of Wonderwall by Oasis. The hall was silent and gave her a loud cheer and round of applause for a thoroughly brilliant performance. Everyone was really proud of her!

Helena Solo

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Hanna and Sonakshi Duet

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On Friday 15th March, during KS2 assembly, Hanna from Year 5 and Sonakshi from Year 4 performed Wonderwall to a stunned audience.

Both girls, along with Josh for support, had the entire hall spellbound with their outstanding playing and singing.

Everyone was extremely proud of them.

Recorder Club

Some children from year 2 have been working extremely hard during our recorder club that takes place on Friday lunchtimes. Following their amazing performance of Jingle Bells during the Christmas assembly, some of them performed once again as they played 'London's Burning' to the children and parents of KS1. They have come on leaps and bounds.
Miss Buxton's new after school Boomwhackers club has been amazing recently! We particularly love to play How Far I'll Go from Moana and this is our first ever live performance during a KS2 Friday Assembly. Even Mr Robins was watching through the side door he wanted to listen so much.

How Far I'll Go KS2 Assembly Performance

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