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Music Lessons

Music plays an important part in the life of our school. We encourage children to enjoy music, both as participants and audience.

All the children at Ashfield have the opportunity to sing, learn about and play a variety of instruments within their Music lessons.  Our Year 4 children are currently learning the cornet through the Wider Opportunities in Music initiative. In addition to the Music lessons provided within our curriculum, peripatetic music teachers from the Watford School of Music visit the school each week and provide opportunity for children to learn violin, flute, clarinet, brass instruments and guitar. If your child wishes to take instrumental lessons, please contact Herts Music Service (see below) or ask the School Office for further details.

We have a successful choir, which regularly performs in the massed choir events organised by Herts Music Service.  In addition to performances in school at our annual carol service at St James’ Church, our choirs have sung at St Alban’s Abbey,  the Royal Albert Hall and the Watford Colosseum.

Hertfordshire Music Service

Instrumental music lessons are available with our school’s music provider, Herts Music Service from September. If you haven’t applied for lessons already, all the information you need to book is available at:

HMS tutors teach face to face during lesson time, and every effort has been taken to ensure both tutors and pupils are kept safe in line with guidance available.

We are delighted to offer tuition in the following instruments:

Teacher Instruments
Alison Blunt Woodwind
Helen Rogers Violin
Paul Fisher Cornet
Julius Faife Guitar

Termly Fees 2023 – 2024

Length Individual/Group Cost (per term)
30 Minutes Individual (for experienced players) Available from HMS
20 Minutes Individual Available from HMS
30 Minutes Shared (2 people) Available from HMS
30 Minutes Group (3 or 4 people) Available from HMS