The creative and vibrant department has a hands-on approach towards teaching music to every student and all lessons are driven towards being musical at all times within an environment that will engage and motivate students. This year the department has invested in lots of new equipment to aid the students in their practical lessons. We have a class set of Djembe drums, glockenspiels as well as new guitars, amps and an electric drum kit. Our department is spacious, enabling students to have their own practice space. We have:
- Five Practice Rooms
- A live Music room
- An iMac computer suite equipped with industry music software
Miss Drury, the Head of Music runs the department along with a number of peripatetic staff who lead instrumental lessons.
In key stage three, all students have the opportunity to study music and attend extra-curricular classes. At year 9, students have the option to explore music further and a more in depth- level which will equip them for studying Music at KS4. In years 10 and 11, students study ‘Rock School, Level 2 Certificate in Performance’. This course is split into three units, Music Style Development, Instrumental Study and Music Rehearsal Skills.
The Music department at Aldersley run a number of extra curricular activities to broaden students’ music experiences and give them opportunities to perform in the community. Last Christmas the choir went carol singing in Wolverhampton and in the summer they performed at a sporting event at Wolverhampton University. In the Summer, Aldersley and Moreton Music departments joined together in creating an Amethyst CD, loaded with tracks from talented students across the two schools. This year we look forward to our Amethyst Production Sister Act which is set to be the best musical yet and the first from the Amethyst Trust.
An enjoyable atmosphere and a close community of students make the department welcoming to all students at lunch and after school for practise time or coursework catch up.
Head of Music
Miss H. Drury
Visiting Teaching Staff
Mr D Pardesi – Drums
Mr L Kelly – Guitar
Miss J Bourne – Strings
Mrs F Norton – Woodwind
Mr P Reid – Brass