Our Music Academy is run in conjunction with King's College London and offers children a unique form of ‘whole’ musical education by teaching several disciplines, singing and vocal coaching, keyboard, recorder, handbells, percussion and theory in one hour small group sessions of no more than 10 students. The Academy provides a fun and broad curriculum to local children in the KS2 (7-11 years) age bracket and it is hoped that these children may, if they wish, form our new junior choir. The Academy will provide opportunities for students to make music together and to proceed at their own pace individually (in the case of keyboards) and to develop wider musical skills by playing theory games and group percussion work.
SUMMER TERM 2019 - DATES
All classes are from 5pm - 6pm in the St George's Crypt
May 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
There is no Music Academy in July
The Academy is led by our Director of Music, Jonathan Pix, and students from Kings College (London). The Academy is funded by a Kings College Widening Participation grant and it provides collaborative and training opportunities for undergraduates on the music course. Kings College students have the opportunity to develop teaching relationships with young students at an early stage in Southwark and children at the Academy also visit Kings College to experience life at a nearby higher education institution. We aim to encourage students to study theory at a higher level at secondary school so that they will be able to more confidently undertake courses that will enable them to consider continuing their musical learning at an academic degree level.
Academy Notes for Parents and the 'Learning Agreement' - to be signed by parent/carer and the child
Kings College Parental Agreement form for Evaluation - to be signed by the parent/carer
Visit by Michael Bochmann and Esther Cavett
On 1st November students at St. George's Kings Music Academy took part in a fantastic workshop with violinist Michael Bochmann and pianist Esther Cavett. Students learnt about the history of the violin and how it makes its sound. We played duets together and every child had a chance to improvise using their recorder with Michael in an extended group piece. We finished the session by listening to an amazing performance of The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by Michael and Esther.