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Free music lessons for Year 3 pupils at Exeter Junior School

Exeter Junior School is offering free lessons on string instruments to all pupils entering Year 3.

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Free music lessons for every Year 3 pupil
Free music lessons for every Year 3 pupil

10th June 2021 — A new scheme to offer free instrumental lessons is being offered to all Exeter Junior School pupils entering Year 3.

Starting in September 2021, this unique pilot scheme will enable pupils to start a string instrument through weekly lessons.

Director of Music Peter Tamblyn and the junior school staff are excited to support the Exeter School String Instrument Scheme (ESSIS), as it will both support the children’s academic growth and pave the way for growing participation in orchestras and bands in future years.

“It is scientifically proven that learning a musical instrument helps children improve the learning in other subjects, and also to improve the skills of learning how to learn, especially at this age,” he said.

“Music lessons help children achieve more, academically, so we are delighted to trial this new scheme in the junior school.”

This scheme is open to all Year 3 pupils. They will have a 35-minute instrumental lesson with one other pupil every week.

New starters' lessons will be on string instruments, complementing the whole class string tuition delivered to Year 3 children. Children will also be provided with instruments to practise on at home, free of charge.

Any families interested in making the most of this opportunity are invited to contact Exeter School’s admissions team via 01392 307080 or admissions@exeterschool.org.uk as there are still some spaces in the year group.

We look forward to welcoming our new pupils and introducing them to this new scheme entitled the Exeter School String Instrument Scheme (ESSIS).










About Exeter Junior School

Exeter School is an independent day school for boys and girls aged 7-18. In the Junior School there are 200 pupils aged between 7 and 11 and in the Senior School there are 700 pupils aged between 11 and 18. The School aims to promote high ethical standards and to broaden cultural horizons.

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