Powell's C of E Primary School

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Music at Powell’s

 All pupils benefit from a weekly dedicated music lesson. In addition to which we offer the following:


 Instrumental Lessons

We currently have teachers who offer individual payable lessons on the following instruments:

Violin - Dittany Morgan tel. 07830 075598 email: dittany@musicandantiques.co.uk

Cello - Sarah Higgins email: sarahcello@hotmail.co.uk

Guitar - Sandra and Trevor Dukes email: sandracpge@hotmail.com

Flute - Jackie Mitchell tel. 01666 860097/07790704502 email: Jackie@davidmitchell.co.uk

Clarinet/Saxophone - Tonia Price tel. 07733479659 email: tonia.price32@yahoo.com

Brass Instruments - Philip Anderson tel. 01453 548772/07891645407 email:  dursleybrass@gmail.com

Piano - Jo Williams    jowilliams2015@yahoo.com

Drums - Tim Downes-Hall tel. 01285 670187/07886037014 timd-hdrums@hotmail.co.uk


Please note that children wishing to learn guitar, piano, drums, clarinet, saxophone or trombone generally need to be in Y4 or above (Y3 onwards for violin or flute). Availability is variable and your child may need to be added to a short waiting list.

These are payable lessons run by individual peripatetic teachers and the prices vary.  If your child is interested in learning to play a musical instrument, please contact the relevant instrumental teacher (see details above) who will advise on cost and availability.

Instruments are available to hire at a reasonable rate via the Gloucestershire Music Service and, if you receive free school meals, this loan is free of charge (forms available in the School Office).

There are many performance opportunities for Powell's musicians, including the School Orchestra and Wind Band. Our Christmas and Bingham Hall Concert are some of the opportunities that allow them to showcase their amazing talents.

All children will be offered a free recorder course during their time in KS2 (usually in Y3 or 4). They then have the opportunity to join our school Wind Band and also our Recorder Group. 


Music Clubs

Children who have had instrumental lessons, are reading music and are keen to play as part of a group may choose to join one of our music clubs:

  • String Orchestra - for violin, cello and guitar
  • Wind Band – for any woodwind (including recorder) or brass instrument
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Recorder Groups - Year 5/6


School Choir

We have a very popular school choir for children in Years 4-6 (current membership over 140 pupils)

Challenge Choirs in Years 5/6 also perform in our summer celebration concert.  



Musicians have many opportunities to perform. Regular events include:

School services: Harvest Festival, Christingle, Easter and Y6 Leavers’ service

Carol singing at local nursing homes and care homes

Christmas Concert (instrumental groups)

Bingham Hall Celebration Concert (Choirs, instrumental groups, dance and gym)

School productions: Nativity and Y2 Christmas Production, Y6 Summer Term Musical Production