Here at The Valley School we have an extremely active Performing and Creative Arts Department. From whole-school musical productions, to Christmas Concerts; an annual Arts Week and wealth of extra-curricular clubs, we have something for everyone.
We are extremely lucky to have a partnership with Drake Music (http://www.drakemusic.org/), who offer a variety of instrumental lessons.
Drake Music are innovators in music for young people and adults with disabilities and are a national flagship organisation, working to break down barriers and allowing everyone to create music.
Lessons are offered for 20 minutes each week, either on an individual or group basis (group lessons will be for no more than 3 pupils). The cost of these are subsidised by the school and are priced as follows:-
£9 per 20 minute individual lesson (£90 per term, payable before the start of each term)
£6 per 20 minute group lesson (£60 per term, payable before the start of each term).
Pupils who claim Free School Meals may receive group lessons free of charge.
Lessons are offered on the guitar/ukulele, bass guitar, drums, piano, voice and music technology/song writing. We have a range of instruments for pupils to use in their lessons and at break and lunch times for practicing. Hertfordshire Music Service also offer an assisted purchasing scheme should you wish to rent or buy an instrument for your child in the future.
For many pupils, traditional instrumental lessons are not appropriate. Our Drake Music teachers are highly skilled in supporting pupils to reach their full potential through musical experimentation and exploration. If you have any questions about this approach, please get in touch.
Should you wish your child to begin instrumental lessons, whether they claim Free School Meals or not, please return the attached form, accompanied with the first terms fees, to the school office. Cheques should be made payable to The Valley School.
If you have any questions, please do feel free to get in touch.