At Baslow St Anne's, we have a real passion for music, providing the children with a broad and balanced education through a wide repertoire of musical genres, history, cultures and traditions.
There are lots of opportunities to listen, play, perform, compose and learn about music here at school which you can find out about below:
Peripatetic Music Lessons
We are fortunate in being able to offer lessons to pupils in brass, woodwind, guitars, electronic drums and keyboard. Tutors are from the Derbyshire Music Partnership (except for drums) and cost around £8 for 20 minutes. Lessons can be individual or shared.
Please note that this is a private arrangement between tutor and parent and if your child will miss a lesson due to sickness or a school trip, it is the responsibility of the parent to contact the tutor otherwise the lesson may be charged.
Sarah Walker also offers clarinet, flute and saxophone tuition and free trial lessons are available on request and instruments can be hired at a very reasonable rate – please contact Sarah email@example.com for further information.
Contact numbers for all our tutors can be obtained from the school office.
Year 4 have the fantastic opportunity to learn an instrument. This year they are learning the clarinet every Thursday. When you are able to take the clarinet home, please remember to bring it into school every Thursday and leave at the back of the hall.
Children in KS2 have the opportunity to sing with over 5000 other children at Sheffield Arena, experiencing live music and direction from a conductor, finishing with a concert for a large audience.
Come and join choir every Friday with Miss Grant and Mrs Clark in the hall. We will learn how to use our voice and the importance of warming up and posture as well as singing a range of songs to sing and perform at concerts, services and out in the community. This term we will be learning:
Songs for the Christmas light switch on - Shine Jesus Shine
A range of Christmas carols and hymns
Skyfall by Adele
Join Mrs Clark meets every Tuesday break time to bop along with your recorder to some tunes.
Examples of music at Baslow St Anne's
"I Just Called to Say I Love You" by Class 3
In Class 3, the current topic is Celebrating Differences and each week they are introduced to a new inspirational person. This week they have learnt about Stevie Wonder and his excellent songs. They have listened to many of his most famous, a favourite of theirs is Sir Duke. As they loved him so much, Miss Grant helped write some of the backing track to play on glockenspiels and claves as well as singing at the same time! Wish Class 3 luck but in the meantime here is a clip of them practising some of the noted glockenspiel accompaniment.
Class 3 Christmas Service Performance
Class 3 had a great time in their music lessons learning Carol of the Bells in preparation for our annual Christmas Service. Half of the class played our brand new glockenspiels whilst the other half played the hand bells. Here's a little recording of our practice - as you can imagine it's very hard to keep two parts going at the same time!
S. Anselm's Choral Day
Children from Y4-Y6 had a wonderful day of choral tuition at S. Anselm's with a specialist vocal coach. They had to audition in front of Miss Grant and she chose 11 beautiful singers. The children all had a fantastic time singing with other children, learning new songs and singing with a live accompaniment.