Music is a strength at St Mark’s and we are lucky to have an experienced specialist music teacher who teaches all children from Year 1 to Year 6. In Key Stage 1 children learn to use percussion instruments. They compose and perform together and listen to many different styles of music
In Key Stage 2 children learn to play the ukulele. In years 3 and 4 they learn about chords and rhythm. This continues in year 5 and 6 with the addition of learning how to play melodies on the ukulele, and how to read music from conventional notation and tablature.
There is an opportunity to learn to play the violin (years 1-6), flute or clarinet (years 3-6) with teachers from the Ealing Music Service who visit each week. Ten lessons per term cost £72 and take place during the school day. We also have a visiting guitar teacher who teaches a group of pupils on Monday after school. Please contact the school office if you would like more information.
KS1 and KS2 have a singing assembly each week and there is also a school choir for children in years 4-6 (auditions are held each term). Our newly formed orchestra meets once a week.