Dear Parents/Guardians of instrumental and vocal students,
Welcome to 2020 in NCC’s Performance & Instrumental Music Program (PIMusic). We hope you have enjoyed some family time over the holidays and that the sense of motivation that comes with a new year has your child/ren looking forward to the start of their lessons. There is a lot of information about starting dates, routines and procedures following. Please ensure that you are aware of these details to ensure our students get the best start possible to the year.
There are some minor changes to staffing in our department this year. Mrs Chrissy Davis has taken up an exciting opportunity at another school so we welcome Miss Clementine Harvey as our String’s teacher. We also warmly welcome back Mrs Helen Cooper from leave.
|Mr Phil Smith
Head of Performance & Instrumental Music
|Percussion||Mon – Fri|
|Mr Craig Walton
Assistant Head of Performance & Instrumental Music
|Woodwind||Mon – Fri|
|Mr Nelson Oakley||Brass||Mon, Wed, Thur|
|Mrs Julie Schaber||Flute||Tues, Wed, Fri|
|Mr Liam Smith||Percussion||Tues|
|Mrs Rachel Kilchester||Piano||Mon, Wed – Fri|
|Mrs Helen Cooper||Piano||Tues, Fri|
|Mr Paul Cusick||Piano||Thur, Fri|
|Mr Josiah Chapman||Guitar||Wed|
|Miss Clementine Harvey||Strings||Thur|
|Mrs Meg Kiddle||Voice||Tues, Thur|
|Mrs Catherine Muir
|Mon – Fri
8am – 12pm
|Mrs Deborah Smith
Junior School Music Teacher, Choral Director
|Mon – Fri|
Lessons and timetables – starting next week!
All instrumental and vocal lessons commence from Monday 3rd February, (Week 2). Timetables will be available from Friday evening 31st January via the Parent/Student Portals. Clicking on the Performance Music tab on the left of screen will open a page where all the information about our department can be found. Timetables will also be placed on the noticeboard outside the PIMusic office for checking next week. Timetables are listed by teacher’s name and day. Please check all days. If your child’s name is not listed, please contact us on Monday morning to rectify.
Tarzan Musical Band – starts Monday 3 February (next week) 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Students who play the following instruments and wish to be a part of the musical band; flute, clarinet, tenor sax, trumpet, trombone, French horn, drums/percussion, keyboard, are invited to attend this rehearsal. Due to space constraints and music arrangements, not all students will gain a place in this band. Students will be notified after this rehearsal if they have been successful. Rehearsals will continue Monday’s until the musical.
Band/Vocal Group Rehearsals
All other band and vocal group rehearsals start in Week 3. The Rehearsal Schedule can also be found on the Portal.
Limited spaces still available
We have several vacancies on all instruments, particularly for clarinet, piano, strings and vocal tuition. If you are thinking of enrolling your child in music studies for this year, piano and/or voice are a perfect place to start. For more details and enrolment enquiries, please email email@example.com or call us on 54513333. Enrolment forms can be downloaded from the Parent Portal/Performance Music tab.
Friends of Performance & Instrumental Music (FoPIM) Meeting
All parents of vocal and instrumental students are invited to be a part of our Friends of Performance & Instrumental Music. The first meeting will be held in Week 3, Wednesday 12th February, prior to the Junior School Meet the Teacher evening.
WHAT: Friends of Performance & Instrumental Music Meeting
WHERE: Performance & Instrumental Music Dept – Abbenbroek building NCC
WHEN: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Benefits of being a part of FoPIM are; community connection and friendship, rewarding involvement in your child’s music interest, contributing to the school’s ever growing PIMusic program, social and musical outings, opportunities for working bee credits either towards school fees or international tours. RSVP not required but appreciated to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 10th February.
Thank you for partnering with us in this aspect of your child’s musical development. We are looking forward to a great year of growth and enjoyment. Please feel free to connect with us via phone or email if there are any queries or concerns.