Crabtree Junior School

Crabtree Lane
Harpenden
Herts AL5 5PU
Tel: 01582 623501
Fax: 01582 623455

Headteacher: Mr Ian Pattrick
admin@crabtreejm.herts.sch.uk

Music

music

Music in the curriculum

Music plays an important part in Crabtree life. We employ a specialist music teacher, Rob Bishop, who is a professional violinist, to provide curriculum tuition in singing and general musicianship for all year groups.

Orchestra and choirs

Mr Bishop conducts our orchestra, which rehearses weekly on Mondays after school and performs at the open evening each summer. Mr Bishop also runs a whole school choir, to complement the Years 5 and 6 choir that Mrs Doran leads in preparation for the Christmas Rotary Carol Concert and Spring Festival Concert.

Performance Platforms

Twice each term, Mr Bishop organises a Performance Platform, whereby instrumentalists and singers perform in front of an invited audience of parents and school friends a piece that they have prepared with their music teacher.

Instrument tuition

In addition to these school-led musical opportunities, a number of peripatetic teachers visit Crabtree each week to provide individual and small group instrument tuition within school time:

Peripatetic Musical Instrument Teachers 

Liz Low   Independent Piano
Sarah Calladine Musicale  Woodwind
Suzi Walton Herts Music Service Woodwind groups
(flute, clarinet and saxophone)
John Brennan Herts Music Service Cello
Claire Lewis-Lim Independent Violin
Matt Eckland  Musicale  Brasswind
Richard Gold  Musicale  Guitar

The School Office can provide information about costs and waiting lists.