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For all instruments except Ukulele we offer classes in
Ukulele is only offered at Level one (or beginner). Ukulele group is for students who have previously completed the Level one Ukulele class. After one year of Ukulele, students may move on to Level one guitar.
The student does not need to have any previous experience to join a Level one class.
Moving into a different class
Each child is different and learns at a different pace. Many children may spend a few years learning at one particular level before moving to another level.
At the end of every year teacher will advise which level class each student should enrol in for the following year. The Supervisor and the teachers have the final decision on which level class students will be placed in. Please ask your teacher for advice regarding class level.
|Instrument||Level 1||Level 2||Level 3||Level 4|
|Cello||Beginners - no previous experience required.||If you're a new student with previous experience, the teacher will assess you at the first class and advise which course is best for your level.||If you're a new student with previous experience, the teacher will assess you at the first class and advise which course is best for your level.|
|Clarinet||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Can play an octave and F#, C# and Bb||Can play over the break and F#, C#, G# and Bb, Eb and Ab|
|Drums||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Students with at least one year's experience||If you're a new student with previous experience, the teacher will assess you at the first class and advise which course is best for your level.|
|Flute||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Can play an octave, and F# and Bb, minims and crotchets||Can play 1.5 octaves and F#, C#, Bb and Eb, dotted rhythms and quavers (8ths)||
Can play 2 octaves of F and G major and G#, dotted rhythms and semiquavers.Can play forte and piano and also tongued, slurred and staccato
|Guitar||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Can recognise stave, treble clef, 2/4 and 4/4. Know the values of crotchets and minims. Know E, F, G on 1st string; B, C, D on 2nd string; G, A on 3rd string; open basses, 4th string D, 5th string A, 6th string E.. Able to read tab and understand chord diagrams.||Can recognise 2/4, 4/4, 3/4. Know the values of minims, crotchets and quavers. Know all notes in first position: E, F, G on 1st string; B, C, D on 2nd string, G, A, B on 3rd string, D, E, F on 4th, A, B, C on 5th, E, F, G on 6th. Chords: G, C, D, Am||Can recognise time signature 2/4, 4/4, 3/4, 6/8. Know the values of dotted notes, triplets. Know C major, G major, A minor scales. Chords: C, F, G, A, D, E major, A, D, E minor.|
|Keyboard||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Familiar with reading music notes and where they relate on the keyboard in both the treble and the bass clef||Can read music over 2 octaves fairly fluently, sight-read simple pieces with quavers and semi-quavers including. dotted rhythms.||Students have a solid foundation of music knowledge, including music terminology. Can work out music notes in the higher and lower ranges.|
|Recorder||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Can play F# up to E (almost an octave)||Can play C- A (almost 2 octaves), dotted rhythms, F#, C#, G#, Bb, Eb. Example: English Country Gardens, Can-Can, Christmas Medley.||Can play two octaves, hold part in duet and trios, play 3/4, 4/4, and 7/8 time signatures.|
|Saxophone||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Can play an octave and a half and F#, C# and Bb.||Can play two octaves and F#, C#, G# and Bb, Eb and Ab.|
|Ukulele||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Have previously completed the Level 1 Ukulele class|
|Violin||Beginners - no previous experience required.||Have a clear understanding of 1st and 2nd fingers, correct bowing and intonation, and perfect note reading.||Have a clear understanding of 3rd and 4th fingers, with sharps and flats, more complex timing. Can play G, D, C and A major scales in 2 octaves.||No longer need to learn finger positions by sticker placement (non-Suzuki) on the fingerboard. Competent in first, second and third position with complex timing. Good understanding of major and minor scales.|