Every Saturday in term time children gather at Charles Dickens School for both individual and group musical activities. The school gives individual lessons up to examination grade 4, in keyboard, violin, clarinet flute, guitar (and brass if requested).
Parents and friends hear their work at the end of term concert. There are solo, small group and recorder group items, and the children gain great confidence in performing, besides demonstrating to parents and friends what they can do. Many pupils have progressed to more advanced music making at the Centre for Young Musicians at Morley College, or been offered individual lessons when they got to secondary school.
Since our last report at Christmas more funds have been given to the school, but more is now expected. Our next term's work will include group singing as well as recorder and percussion work. We have also been offered the chance to perform in a concert in St Peter's, Eaton Square, together with the National Isis String Orchestra, in a piece specially composed for both groups. This concert is on Saturday 30 October.
Meanwhile, our end of Summer Term concert is at Charles Dickens School on Saturday 17 July at 11am, with a retiring silver collection. Please support us!