Children at Wimbledon Chase are given lots of opportunities to develop their musical talents.
Each class has one hour of music per week. We have a purpose built music room which is very well equipped with a variety of musical instruments.
In addition, a large number of peripatetic teachers from the Merton Music Foundation (MMF) visit the school every day to provide private lessons for individuals and groups. The instruments taught include:
MMF charges for lessons – these can be for individuals, in twos or small groups. Applications can be made via their website – https://mmf.org.uk/
Pupils with musical talents are encouraged to play in assemblies as the school enters or leaves the hall. The children’s ability to play instruments such as piano, guitar, trumpet or cello is celebrated by the school and helps to develop confidence in the players and gives them experience in performing for an audience.
A number of musical clubs are provided at Wimbledon Chase:
Our choir is open to any pupil from Year 2 upwards. There are no auditions and everyone is encouraged to join in. Choir rehearses on Wednesday mornings in the school hall from 8.00 to 8.45. The children sing a variety of popular songs, both in unison and in parts.
The Ukulale club runs during Monday lunchtimes in the music room from 12.35 to 1.00.
Small Group Instrument work
This club runs for children in Years 2 and 3 on Tuesdays in the music room from 1.00 to 1.25. The children are selected to join the group. The selection of children will change regularly.