Eltham College Junior School Music

Eltham College Junior School Music

We have a strong heritage of Music at Eltham College which starts in the Junior School and progresses up to 6th Form with about 70% of pupils learning at least one instrument.

One of the musical highlights of the year is our Concert for St. Cecilia for our more advanced soloists to perform.

Individual lessons

Some pupils join us who are already learning instruments and they join ensembles relevant to their instrument and level.

Other pupils join us who have never had the opportunity to learn an instrument. These pupils benefit from our MUSIC ALIVE programme for complete beginners.

In Year 3, the MUSIC ALIVE programme gives pupils the chance to have free lessons on a stringed instrument (violin, viola, cello, double bass or harp) and be a part of a String ensemble as well as having individual lessons. After the trial period of about a month, pupils wishing to take up their instrument continue to benefit from free instrument hire for the remainder of that academic year whilst paying for lessons beyond the trial period. Those who wish to discontinue can do so with no obligation.

In Year 4, the MUSIC ALIVE programme gives pupils the chance to learn a Brass or Woodwind instrument in the same way as above.

Each Lent term we hold an Inter House Music Competition which is open to all pupils learning an instrument, either at School or privately.

Visiting Music Teachers (VMTs) come to Eltham College each week to give individual music lessons. Please click below to see the list of our Visiting Music Teachers.

Music Staff

Students who wish to participate in instrumental/vocal one to-one tuition (excluding MUSIC ALIVE programme beginners) should email [email protected]
Individual tuition takes place throughout the school day on a rotational basis, with no fixed times. Timetables are displayed on SOCS. Tuition is available on the following instruments/voice.

Each week our range of groups rehearse in preparation for an Ensembles Concerts at the end of each term. The Choirs also rehearse for Harvest festival, Christmas services, an Easter Service as well as our large-scale end of Year Summer Concert. The groups on offer include:

Year 3 Choir

Year 4 Choir

Year 5 and 6 Choir

Chapel Choir

Flutie Toots

Music Alive Strings

Year 5 and 6 String Orchestra

Brass Ensemble

Wind Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

Groovy Toons

Percussion Ensemble

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Latest News

On Monday, 20th May, our school community gathered for the final Very Informal Strings Concert of the year, an event that showcased the talent of our pupils.
Over the weekend, several Eltham College students participated in the Kent Ski Championship held at Chatham Ski Centre.
We are delighted to share the outstanding achievements of our Year 6, 7, and 8 students in the recent UK Maths Trust Junior Mathematical Challenge.
We are proud to celebrate all of our Junior School entries for the Royal Academy of Arts Young Artists’ Summer Show 2024.
We’re delighted to share some exciting news from our Junior School.