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 and Year 6 the djembe (African drums) 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 the School Office for further details.
We have a successful choir, which regularly performs in the massed choir events organised by the music services. 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, Hertfordshire Music Service from September. If you haven’t applied for lessons already, all the information you need to book is available at https://www.hertsmusicservice.org.uk/music-lessons-in-hertfordshire/music-lessons.aspx HMS tutors will be teaching face to face or online and every effort has been taken to ensure both tutors and pupils are kept safe in line with guidance available.