Our School prides itself on the extensive opportunities for the children to learn, play and perform Music.
The teaching of National Curriculum music is built in to our Topic units but we also employ a specialist music teacher 1.5 days a week and she teaches singing to Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils weekly.
Every child in Key Stage 2 learns at least one instrument free of charge.
Whole class music tuition is usually Tin Whistle or Guitar.
Children can also learn a number of other instruments including:
We ask for a contribution towards the cost of this additional tuition of £25 per instrument per term.
For children who are entitled to Free School Meals an additional instrument after the first one is free.
St Mary's has a school Ceilidh band who regularly perform at Fleadhs and competitions locally and nationally.
St Mary's hosts the Manchester Irish Music Hub run by Mrs Durcan with oneeducation:
The Centre offers the chance for students interested in Irish music to progress and play together in ensembles. All students can learn a range of traditional instruments including the accordion, pipes, tin whistle, banjo and guitar. The enthusiastic team of teachers teach a large group of talented students, many of whom have been successful at regional and international world championships.
The centre is open on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm term time only.
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