MUSIC AT KINGSWOOD                                                                                        

At the Music School we are inclusive and ambitious: we encourage everyone to consider doing music.

Music participation is encouraged by learning an instrument and joining an ensemble or by joining an ensemble only. For those children who do not have lessons in the Music School there are Junior School Recorder Groups, Marimba Groups, a Violin Group and Choirs in both Junior and Senior Schools.

At present tuition is offered in Piano, Organ, Recorder, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Horn, Euphonium, Trombone and Tuba. If you would like your child to learn an instrument, please enquire in writing. We will accommodate as many pupils as we can. The number of instruments we have available is, however, limited, and the timetable has its own constraints, so children may be placed on a waiting list. 

Individual tuition fees for 2015 are R1850 per term (1 hour/week) and R1000 per term (30 minutes/week). There is a 5, 10 and 15% reduction for a second, third and fourth child as well as a reduction of 10 and 20% for a second and third instrument. Fees are charged proportionately depending on lesson time.

A term’s notice is required if your child decides to stop music lessons.

Everyone who has lessons in the Music School must join an ensemble.

In Grade 8 and Grade 9 the pupils must choose between Class and Subject Music. All Subject Music pupils are placed in the same class so it is important that we are notified as soon as possible if your child plans to take Subject Music. For Subject Music pupils the fee for instrumental lessons is R160 per term for the first instrument. A second instrument will be charged at the rate of a first instrument in the schedule given above. 

There is a hiring charge of R475 per term for the use of any College wind or brass instruments. Piano pupils pay a levy of R190 per term due to the high cost of maintaining the school pianos. Parents must accept responsibility for an instrument loaned to a pupil. Should the instrument become unserviceable through misuse or neglect, the respective parents will be liable for the replacement of or the cost of repairs to the instrument. Should an instrument be lost or stolen, parents shall be liable for the insurance excess – currently R1500-00.

We encourage children who show aptitude and commitment to buy their own instruments. This allows the Music School’s instruments to be used by beginner pupils and enables us to teach pupils on the waiting list.

Top quality new instruments are available for purchase from the school at reduced prices.

Please contact Alke Bradfield, the Music School Co-ordinator on 046 – 603 6670 or email a.bradfield@kingswoodcollege.com.

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