Music is a real strength in the school, not only through the taught curriculum but as part of our extra curricular provision. All our pupils are encouraged to develop a love and appreciation of music through a practical based approached to the curriculum.
All pupils experience music as an exciting and interesting part of the curriculum that continues throughout the school year. We try to build up pupils' confidence so that they leave with a wealth of experience and enjoyment from a wide musical background.
In addition to practical instrumental work, pupils are able to experience music making through the use of ICT. From Year 3 they are taught to manipulate sound and to compose basic rhythms and melodies. In addition to using bank of Yamaha keyboards for composing in Year 5 and 6, Year 3 and 6 use the Garage Band music composition program on the iPads
We have two choirs who perform regularly at school and local events. The choirs are open to all pupils and we regularly have over 100 children attend. Their performances are of a very high standard and is very much part of the Cleves tradition.
Steel Pans are one of the most popular of our musical instruments with pupils from Year 4 to Year 6 receiving forty minute group lessons - each group forming its own band.
The Pans are in great demand outside school, especially throughout the summer months, when they perform at numerous private functions and at charity fetes and fairs.
Lessons are available to pupils from Year 4 upwards.
Tuition on a wide range of instruments is available at school - either through Surrey County Arts or from private teachers who visit the school. To find out information on music tuition please go to the Surrey Arts website at www.surreycc.gov.uk/arts . Application forms can be found there and applications made online. For some instruments there are waiting lists which are maintained by Surrey County Arts and not by the school. If you have applied to them and wish to know the position regarding the waiting list please telephone them 01483 519303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey County Arts will otherwise only contact you when a vacancy arises.
We also have three private music teachers visiting the school, who may be contacted as follows:-
Andrew Cunningham (Guitar) 07956584442 Email: email@example.com
Ruairidh Anderson Jamming Together (for children already playing drums, bass or electric guitar and/or vocals) 07879 244024 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonny Lane (Piano) Email: email@example.com