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Learning for the 21st Century

Music

At Windhill21 all children in Year 4 learn stringed instruments with Emma White from Herts Music Service. They are taught in half class groups and learn the violin, cello and double bass as a string orchestra.

The lessons start with warm up exercises, games and songs and then move on to playing the instruments where they work on technique and play a variety of pieces. We always finish the project with a concert for parents.

Here is a film to give you a flavor of what happens:

If the children have enjoyed these sessions there is a chance for them to carry on in smaller groups (for which there is a small termly fee). In these groups they learn to read music, to play more complicated pieces and even compose their own music.

Some quotes from our year 5 small string group members:

It’s great fun
It helps you read music
You can write your own music
You learn different techniques
It’s a good hobby
It's an amazing experience

For more information about signing up for the smaller groups please email the school office at admin@windhill.herts.sch.uk.