Music is an important part in the life of Hazelwood and there is an abundance of opportunity for your child to participate whatever their ability or aspiration.
Music Lesson Terms and Conditions
Key Stage 1
A specialist music teacher fosters an enjoyment of music through singing, percussion and musical activities. The children sing and listen using activities linked to class topics/seasons/ festivals etc. The nativity and end of term plays give children an opportunity to sing and play instruments for an audience. There is also the opportunity for children to have individual music lessons which include piano, violin, percussion and singing. In addition all the children in Year 2 learn to play the recorder and can be part of a choir.
Key Stages 2 and 3
Within the curriculum, every child has class music. Lessons start from the early years with rhythm work, singing and musical games through to the Prep School, where pupils are able to perform and compose a wide range of both vocal and instrumental music using keyboards and acoustic instruments.
Under the guidance of our peripatetic music specialists, more than 200 individual lessons are scheduled each week including piano, voice all the main orchestral instruments and guitar. We offer several choirs, music groups and orchestras and performance opportunities include our weekly lunchtime concerts, assemblies, an annual music competition, a Christmas Carol Service in the Tonbridge School Chapel and the music-drama productions in Y2 (Ash), Y4, Y6 and Y8.
Hazelwood children participate in local music festivals and all children are encouraged to take Trinity and ABRSM graded examinations.
Acting Director of Music