Music Academy

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The Wildern Music Academy offers high quality instrumental and vocal tuition during the school day and into the evening situated in the well-resourced practise rooms at Wildern School. At Wildern we wish for every child to learn to play a musical instrument and to develop a lifelong love of Music.  As well as being beneficial for well being, there is growing evidence that learning to play an instrument can factor into students achieving more progress academically that they otherwise would.  

Tuition is offered to students on the following instruments:

Brass: Cornet, Trumpet, Tenor Horn Bariton, Euphonium, Trombone, Tuba

Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass

Woodwind: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Saxophone, Bassoon

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar Bass Guitar

Piano, Drums, Voice 

Instrumental lessons are given by either Hampshire Music Service Staff, Wildern Staff or by private teachers and are 20 minutes long.  These are mainly paired lessons.

If you wish to have instrumental, please either ask your music teacher or email WMA@wildern.org for more information.  You will need to complete and return the instrumental lesson form in order to begin lessons.  You may have to go on a waiting list at first.  

Students are expected to make a reasonable contribution to school ensembles, at the request of the Music Department staff, attending rehearsals and performing in the appropriate concerts. The following ensembles are currently available:

  • Wave Choir: For students who are in years 9-11
  • Key Stage 3 Choir: For students who are in years 7-8
  • String Ensemble: Open to all students who play either the Violin, Viola, Cello or Double bass
  • Jazz Band: You need to play a traditional Jazz band instrument to a grade 2-3 standard
  • Orchestra: You need to play a traditional orchestral instrument to a grade 2-3 standard¬†
  • Brass Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Ukelele Club¬†
  • Music Theory Club¬†
  • Year 8 Music Enrichment¬†
  • Stage Tech¬†

Graded Exams

Many students take grade exams and Wildern School is often a Centre for Trinity Grade exams in both classical and Jazz, and Rock and Pop genres.  Students from the Wildern Music Academy regularly achieve a high rate of Merit and Distinction passes in these exams.  

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Music Academy Instrument Lessons Letter
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