Welcome to the Music Department at Thamesmead School
To apply for individual instrumental or voice lessons, please use the form below
Update: Music at Thamesmead School
Some of you may be aware that there have been some changes within the Music Department.
Head of Performing Arts and Music is now Mrs Jennie Burtsell and Mr Gareth Evans is our other music teacher. We also have 7 instrumental teachers.
We are keen to continue the outstanding music provision at Thamesmead as well as develop it even further to enable all students to enjoy music and fulfill their potential.
In addition to class music lessons there will be a variety of extra-curricular music activities ranging from choirs to rock bands to an African Drumming group, details of which will be available within the first 2 weeks of term and displayed on the notice board in the music department foyer. Students will also hear about these exciting opportunities through their tutors. We look forward to seeing as many students as possible at these music clubs.
There has been a huge amount of research into the benefits of music on our well-being and academic success and it has been proven that playing a musical instrument can enhance a child’s development. We would highly recommend any child to have instrumental lessons.
We currently have provision for drum kit, piano, guitar, saxophone, clarinet and singing lessons, however we are in the process of expanding the instruments we cater for. Lessons take place between 2.30pm and 7.00pm in the music department and last for 30 minutes at a charge of £18 per lesson. If you would like your son or daughter to start instrumental lessons at Thamesmead School please fill in the application form above.
If your child would like to start learning an instrument that is not yet catered for please contact Mrs Burtsell directly on J.Burtsell@thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk