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Music is an important part of the life of Woodside Academy. We sing daily in assemblies and as part of lessons, we have three choirs - Junior, Infant and Staff and a very popular steel band. In year 3 children learn to play steel pans and in year 4 the recorder. Individual lessons on any instrument are an ideal next step but many of our children start lessons in key stage one. Parents can choose to have individual or small group music lessons for their child during school time. Thurrock Music Services provide 10 lessons each term for £50  and children can learn Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Guitar or Woodwind instruments as well as Singing, and we would consider other instruments if we had enough demand. Our concerts at the end of each term feature musical plays showcasing the talents of different years in turn. Recent productions include Scrooge, Matilda, Cats, The Jungle Book, Wind in the Willows, The Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarves plus the Christmas and Easter stories. Music is coordinated by Mrs Edwards supported by Mrs Conroy.


Music Lesson request form

If you would like your child to have music lessons at school please enter your child's name, class and preferred instrument (piano/keyboard, violin, guitar, woodwind or singing). Lessons are £50 for per term. Children receive 10 lessons per term Individual lessons are10 minutes long but two children can sometimes share a 20 minute lesson. Instruments can be hired from Thurrock Music Services.