At Queensbridge, we believe it is important to nurture music making from an early age. All classes have weekly music lessons based around performing, composing, transcribing and describing music. Wherever possible, music lessons support the topic that is begin taught in class and are delivered by specialist teachers.
As well as whole class music lessons, we also currently provide instrument lessons for a wide range of instruments including guitar, drums, saxophone, flute, clarinet, cello and violin, which all of our year 1 pupils are currently learning. The school also has an amazing orchestra, two fantastic choirs and even a rock band that perform at school events and at community events, such as The Round Chapel Hackney Music Festival.
We run exciting workshops alongside school topics and events with visiting musicians and artists. Our year 6 students have recently performed at the Totally Thames Festival as part of the Kids Choir performance and Wilton’s Music Hall where they performed a piece about the history of music hall entertainment that was devised in collaboration with the choreographer Paola Piccato. We have also recently had workshops in African Drumming, Bollywood and our orchestra had a master class with the conductor and composer Adam Kornas.