We place a great deal of importance in the teaching of Music at Tugby School. Children enjoy music. Research has also shown that musical training develops the part of the brain known to be involved with processing language and growing up in a music-rich environment helps to develop mathematical skills.
All classes have formal music lessons timetabled every week. The children are taught by a specialist Music teacher who teaches them about different styles of music, rhythm, composers and how to play a musical instrument. Year 6 Prefects have additional music lessons provided by the Leicestershire Music hub who teach the children to play as part of an ensemble in preparation for participation in our senior school orchestra. Pupils can choose the instrument they wish to learn and the cost of the tuition is paid for through the Pupil Premium. Each term, pupils put on a performance to the rest of the school to build up their confidence in playing to an audience.
There is choir practice each week led by our Music teacher, and opportunities every term for the choir to perform in major events to the wider community such as the Easter Service and Prize Giving. Some of our pupils also audition successfully for the Leicester Cathedral choir to develop their singing talents, and to perform at National events such as the re-interment service of King Richard III.
Individual piano lessons take place at school with a specialist piano teacher, for which there is a charge.
The School Choir rehearse every Friday, at lunchtime. This term we are learning the songs for the Young Voices concert that we are attending at the end of January. If your child is in the choir, please encourage them to practise the songs at home. Soon I will be uploading the practice tracks for songs and dances.
It will be a fabulous opportunity to perform with thousands of other children in an arena. More details will be sent home shortly.