The Music School is such an integral part of what we are able to offer to our pupils at Kingswood College, and as a result, we have decided to start #MusicMonday to showcase the diverse talents of our Music School pupils!

Anna, who is in Grade 11, loves her music!

Although she does not take Music as one of her IEB subjects, she plays three instruments – piano, alto saxophone and the violin.

For this week’s #MusicMondays we feature a recording of Anna playing a piece on the saxophone. The alto saxophone is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments and was invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846. The alto sax is smaller than the tenor and baritone, but larger than the soprano.

Mrs Brand, our Woodwind teacher, says that what she most admires about Anna is her commitment to her music and her work ethic: “Anna has been making the most of this covid-19 time to get to grips with her Trinity College (London) Grade 7 repertoire, to such an extent that she is now moving onto Grade 8 work. Anna started out on the clarinet, but switched to the alto saxophone less than 24 months ago and since then she has had no brakes!”

Anna has adjusted well to the new online method of teaching and says: “Online music lessons have been a challenge, as it is difficult to communicate when the connection is bad, but it has been great to be able to continue with my music lessons. I look forward to my lessons each week with Mrs Brand and Mr Viljoen and it’s so nice that I am able to continue working towards my music exams.”