We offer music tuition in Recorder, Glockenspiel, Ukulele and Hand bells for our Year 2 pupils. All lessons are within the school day and delivered by Mrs Hartopp. All lessons include a foundation of musical skill, terminology, reading of music and fun! Children are provided with instruments to take home to use and practise on.
Ukulele The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian adaptation of a small guitar-like instrument. It gained great popularity elsewhere during the early 20th century, and from there spread internationally.
The tone and volume of the instrument varies with size and construction. Ukuleles commonly come in four sizes: soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone.
Glockenspiel A glockenspiel is a percussion instrument composed of a set of tuned keys arranged in the fashion of the keyboard of a piano. Glockenspiels are ideal for teaching children about basic musical harmony.
Handbells A handbell is a bell designed to be rung by hand. To ring a handbell, a ringer grasps the bell by its slightly flexible handle – traditionally made of leather, but often now made of plastic – and moves the wrist to make the hinged clapper inside the bell strike. An individual handbell can be used simply as a signal to catch people’s attention or summon them together, but handbells are generally heard in tuned sets.
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