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Year 1 guitar heroes

We couldn’t resist this lovely image of Year 1’s Harvey and Alfie with their guitars today! Harvey has guitar lessons at school with Mr Dodds and Alfie had his guitar for his birthday. Rock stars of the future, perhaps?

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Lower Prep music concert tomorrow

A reminder to parents that the Lower Prep pupils will be showcasing their many musical talents in a concert tomorrow morning, from 9.00am – 10.00am in the Prep Hall. LPconcert14


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A musical morning for the Lower Prep

Last Friday the Lower Prep pupils showcased their many musical talents when they put on a concert for parents. There were some fantastic solo and group performances on the keyboard, guitar, recorder and cello and some wonderful singing from each class.

Well done to all the pupils who took part, and a big thank you to the class teachers and individual music teachers for making it happen.

See all the photos from the concert.LP-concert15LP-concert7LPconcert14LP-concert11


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The benefits of learning a musical instrument

Learning a musical instrument is very enjoyable and rewarding. Even if someone is not naturally ‘musical’, sufficient practice can develop the necessary skills.

Scientists say that children who are exposed to music, or those who play an instrument, do better in school than those who don’t. Recent research suggests exposure to music may benefit a child’s reading age, IQ and the development of certain parts of the brain.

Being successful in the world of music doesn’t necessarily require an advanced level of ability (though it helps!) – for example, the technical ability of many electric guitarists in famous bands is relatively poor, but if they have the ability to string a few simple chords together and create a catchy song, they can make millions and achieve worldwide fame!RockBand-SM

I teach the various different styles of guitar (electric, acoustic, classical and bass) and the piano, with an emphasis on creating music (song writing/improvisation) as well as learning existing songs/music.

I also run Rock Band for Senior School pupils every Friday lunchtime from 12.50pm – 1.20pm.

Mr Dodd
Guitar & Piano Teacher


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A musical morning for the Lower Prep

This morning the Lower Prep pupils showcased their many musical talents when they put on a concert for parents. There were some fantastic solo and group performances on the keyboard, guitar, violin, recorder and drums and some wonderful singing from each class.

Year 2 delivered a particularly enthusiastic rendition of  ‘Hole in my Bucket’ – a real battle of the sexes in verse!

Well done to all the pupils who took part, and a big thank you to the class teachers and individual music teachers for making it happen.

See all the photos from the concert.

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