Music is an integral part of our curriculum. All our children from Nursery to Year 6 have two lessons of Music each week. Inspired by our dynamic Mrs J. Bull, Music continues to grow in popularity every term.
Children are given the opportunity to study a musical instrument with peripatetic teachers. At the moment Dair House offers piano, flute, violin, drum, guitar, trombone, tenor horn, trumpet, clarinet and saxophone lessons. Almost 90% of children in Key Stage 2 now learn an individual instrument and are regularly passing Associated Board of Music exams. Indeed from Year 1 upwards, nearly every child is involved in an extra-curricular musical activity.
We have a Key Stage 2 Ensemble and an extremely active and successful choir. At Christmas the choir visits Ashford Hospital to entertain the patients and we attend the Young Voices Concerts at the 02 Arena and Royal Albert Hall.
We also organise visits to the Royal Festival Hall for children in Years 1 and 2.
We hold Informal Concerts where all our young musicians are encouraged to play to parents and staff.
The Key Stage 1 children are also members of The Dair House Musical Jamboree.