Music

Music Lessons at St Josephs

We are very lucky at St Joseph’s to be able to offer a variety of musical instrument lessons during the school day.

If you have any other enquiries about music lessons at St Joseph’s, please contact the school office.

St Joseph's is also fortunate to have the support of our secondary school, St Bede's, and we have a close link with their Music Department.

Choir Opportunities are also available in school.

 

Music in the Community

Our Year 3 children take part in the Dorking Halls Music Festival, and the Royal Alexandra & Albert School Orchestra Day each year.  Our choir are always delighted to perform for the SVP Christmas Tea.

Strings:

Miss Karen Hoy teaches Violin and Viola through the Surrey Arts Music Lessons Scheme on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings.  If you would like to find out more and book lessons for your child, please contact Surrey Arts at 01483 519303, or email surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.ukor to apply online go to www.surreycc.gov.uk

Mrs Yvette Maddon teaches Cello through the Surrey Arts Music Lessons Scheme on Mondays at St Joseph’s.  Mrs Maddon also heads the Reigate Strings Orchestra which rehearses on Thursdays after school, and is a fantastic opportunity to join an orchestra.  Children are encouraged to join soon after starting to learn their instrument, and it is a fantastically fun way to help develop their musical skills.  All string players are welcome. If you would like to find out more and book lessons for your child or enquire about RSO ensembles, please contact Surrey Arts at 01483 519303, or email surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk or to apply online go to www.surreycc.gov.uk

Mr Mann has taught Guitar at St Joseph’s for many years.  He teaches guitar lessons on Tuesday afternoons.  If you would like to find out more and book lessons for your child please contact him at 07810 277149 or email him at jmann237@btinternet.com

 

Woodwind:

Mrs Katy Martyn-Coles teaches Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute and Recorder after school on Thursdays, through the Surrey Arts Music Lessons Scheme.  Mrs Martyn Coles has been with us for many years, and teaches in several other schools in the area.  If you would like to find out more and book lessons for your child, please contact Surrey Arts at 01483 519303, or email surreyartsmusic@surreycc.gov.uk or to apply online go to www.surreycc.gov.uk

Mrs Jane Patrick offers individual lessons on the Clarinet, Saxophone and Recorder during the afternoon on Wednesdays.  Jane is a very experienced teacher and has been teaching in several other schools in the Reigate and Redhill area for a number of years.  If you would like to find out more and / or book some lessons for your child, please get in touch with Jane by email: jane@patrickk.force9.net.

 

 

 

Piano:

Mrs Sonia Dembinska teaches piano at St Joseph’s on Fridays.  She is a very accomplished pianist, and also runs the Reigate Grammar School Saturday Music College, which is open to all enthusiastic musicians aged 7-18.
This is a wonderful opportunity to take part in musicianship lessons, chamber music, music theory classes or composition workshops.  There are regular concert opportunities and visiting masterclass experts.
If you would like to contact Mrs Dembinska for lessons at St Joseph’s you can contact her on 07515 474408 or to enquire about the RGS Saturday College, you can email SID@reigategrammar.org for details.

 

Voice:

Mrs Diana Barnsley will be known to many of you previously as a class teacher at St Joseph’s, and now offers individual or group singing lessons at St Joseph’s on Thursdays.  If you are interested in finding out more or would like to book your child in for singing lessons, please contact Mrs Barnsley on 07949 604015.

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