Is your child between the ages of 4 and 12? Do they show an interest in music? If so, Saturday music classes may be the key to unlocking a real love of music and music making.
This academic year (2021-22) classes will either be held online, or in person, depending on government legislation.
The teachers at St Mary’s are all highly qualified, experienced musicians. They create a fun, informal setting in which every child is given a voice.
Children are very welcome to attend their first class free of charge. And there is the option for your child to attend individual or group sessions, depending on their age and level.
What classes are on offer?
Group instrumental lessons
Which instruments can my child learn?
Violin, viola, cello, clarsach, guitar, recorder, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet
“I always get that warm feeling when I wake up on a Saturday — like Yeah! It’s Saturday Music Classes today!” Child (aged 11)
Here’s what the parents have to say:
“Children learn a lot through play and that’s very much the model at St Mary’s Music School. The pre-school classes, for example, are so much fun and it’s just amazing how much children take away from them — the movement and the songs — because it doesn’t feel like learning.”
“I just wanted to say how much Felix adores Catherine and her class, even on Zoom. I hope more people realise that it’s still possible to gain a lot of joy and fun learning from Zoom classes, with the right teacher.”
“My daughter has been very engaged and sings all her songs during the week as well between classes. I think the class is doing wonders for her self-esteem as well.”
“Aidan thoroughly enjoyed the class - he was singing for the rest of the day!”
To find out more:
When should I apply for Friday and Saturday Music Classes?
You can apply at any time throughout the year.
How do I apply?
Fill in the registration from here.
Does my child need to audition?
No! Our classes are proudly non-selective and operate on a first-come, first-served basis.
Do classes operate during the holidays?
No. Only during term time.
Are the classes suitable for children with additional learning needs?
Of course. Our approach is entirely centred around inclusion and accessibility.
Can I hire an instrument from the school?
What if I’m struggling to meet the fees?
There is means-tested assistance available through the school Bursar and the option to divide your fees into smaller, regular instalments.