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At St Michael’s we are very proud of our music tradition.

 

All children in the school have regular music lessons during the year, with each child having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument with their class. This year children have learnt ocarinas, recorders, ukuleles, djembe drums, samba, guitars and gamelan.

 

The school has two choirs and an orchestra and regularly forms a band and a staff/parent choir.  We have a strong tradition of performing whenever and wherever we can. In the last year this has included at John Lewis, Heavitree parks, local nursing homes and churches, local high schools and in local music competitions as well as school concerts and in the annual outside ‘Summer Spectacular’.  In March 2015, the whole school performed The Mountain King by Grieg led by the school orchestra as part of the CBBC Ten Pieces. 

 

In March 2016, our Orchestra had the opportunity to join with the Exeter Symphony Orchestra for one of their rehearsals.  It was an amazing experience for the children.  The Exeter Daily reported on the experience.

 

In addition we are very proud to offer the chance to have private music lessons with one of our brilliant peripatetic teachers who visit weekly.

 

Contact details are below and you can contact each teacher directly.

Here are what some of our teachers say about St Michael’s:

 

Tony Price (drum teacher) “I started teaching drums at St Michael’s in September 2005 and Fridays just wouldn’t be Fridays without St Michael’s. I really enjoy my work there, it’s a pleasure to be in a pleasant environment that is supportive and that encourages learning but is also aware of the Arts, especially music”.

 

Caroline Thomas (recorder and oboe teacher) “St Michael’s has a clear ethos of furthering musical education and as a peripatetic teacher I am pleased to be able to contribute to this”

 

Sarah Dean (saxophone and clarinet) “St Michael’s is a wonderful and encouraging school in which to work, the staff are friendly and supportive of me, it’s one of my favourite schools”

 

Peripatetic Teachers

Mrs Carol Galton (piano and cello) cgalton@gmail.com

Mrs Caroline Thomas (oboe and recorder ) caroline.sally@tiscali.co.uk

Mr Jesse Molins (guitar) jessemolins@hotmail.co.uk

Mr Jon Clode (violin) 07719 923831

Mr Josh Westrip (all brass) admin@musicdevon.com

Miss Sarah Dean (clarinet and brass) sarahdeansax@yahoo.co.uk

Ms Susanne Jung (flute) susannejung100@gmail.com

Mr Tony Price (drums) admin@musicdevon.com

To hire an instrument from Devon Music Services email

ldp-devonmusicserviceinstruments@babcockinternational.com

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