Music is a high priority at Earlswood. We employ a full time music specialist, Andrew Scullin, to work with all the children and support our teachers. From our orchestra and choirs, to our one to one tutors from Surrey Arts, there are an increasing number of opportunities to get involved with music at Earlswood, regardless of ability.
We are lucky enough to have our own music room and a wealth of instruments and resources. We use digital equipment to expand the student’s knowledge of composition and structure and incorporate more in depth techniques such as audio technology using our iPads and excellent recording facilities.
Every year group has a great deal of exposure to music throughout the academic year whether it’s singing and rhythm work with the Infants, building instruments in Year 3, learning the ukulele in Year 4 or composing and recording in Years 5 and 6, music will always provide something new and exciting to engage the pupils.
Our choir is increasing in popularity and we have catered for this extra demand by having two junior choir sessions and also adding an Infant choir.
Our choirs take part in several exciting events throughout the school year. These include a carol concert at St. John’s church, the O2 Young Voices concert, the Primary School Music Festival at The Dorking Halls and performances at both the Christmas and the Summer school fairs.
Our choirs pride themselves on being inclusive. Even if your child isn’t confident in their ability to sing, we provide the perfect environment for them to build their confidence and improve their singing technique in a fun and friendly way.
Please bear in mind that we expect all members of the choir to participate in all of our performances - it is quite a big commitment but thoroughly worth it.
If you play an instrument and would like to experience working with other musicians then the Junior School Band is the perfect environment to improve these skills. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience with your instrument, we would like to invite you to join.