Music is a powerful tool in galvanising people around an issue. There's no better way to get your point across than to put it in a beautiful song.
- Ed Sheeran
Music is constantly being composed and performed in our school and if you listen carefully you’ll always be able to hear the bang of a drum or the tap of a glockenspiel. At Elmhurst we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to play an instrument and to raise their voice in song. No matter the age. Whole-class music lessons take place every week from Nursery to Year 4 with our music teacher, Mrs Crocker. In Year 5 and Year 6 our students choose an instrument which they learn for two years. At the moment we have children learning flute, clarinet, trombone, guitar and keyboard. We have an excellent teaching staff of professional musicians who come in every week to give the children this tuition. The instruments are provided by the Mayor of Newham as part of the Borough wide initiative, Every Child A Musician, and when the children leave Elmhurst they get to keep the instruments. Hopefully some children will be able to continue their instruments at Secondary school.
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