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Held in the Learning Resource Centre in the Main Building - entrance via Watery Lane. 6:30pm Start
Held in the Learning Resource Centre in the Main Building – entrance via Watery Lane.
(Wednesday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Watery Lane, Merton, London SW20 9AD
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The Music programme at Rutlish delivers a broad curriculum of Music from a range of historical and cultural perspectives. Students are invited to open their minds to new genres of music and explore them using a broad range of vocabulary. They are exposed to new instruments and traditions, both live and recorded. By broadening horizons, students develop their musical interests, passions and opinions.
In lessons, students experience music through performing, composing and listening. Topics include reggae, blues, folk, hip-hop, film music and the orchestra to name a few. Performances in lessons focus on keyboard and ukulele skills. Outside of lessons, musical opportunities at Rutlish are fast growing, with students able to take advantage of a range of clubs and projects.
All students have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument. Tuition for instrumental lessons is offered on Acoustic and Electric guitar, Drums (both acoustic and electric) and Piano. We have the facility to offer other instruments through Merton Music Foundation and other peripatetic teachers who are keen to join the Rutlish community; these include Brass and Woodwind instruments. These lessons are available on request through the Department. Fees for lessons are approximately £8.00 per shared lesson.
In the past year, Rutlish students have starred on stages across the UK including:
- A performance in the Royal Albert Hall
- Coming first in a national song-writing competition
- Christmas carolling in the community
Enrichment and enhancement activities
- School Band
- Music Tech Club
- KS4 Theory lessons
- Instrumental lessons
- Ukulele Club
- A Recital for every year group
- Summer Concert
- Trips to live performances including Stomp
- Rap and Vocal Workshops
Performance opportunities within school include assemblies, open evenings, and individual Year Group recitals as well as larger events such as the Carol Service, William Rutlish Commemoration Service, Christmas carolling in the community and the Summer Concert. Students are also encouraged to join groups outside school, such as those organised by Cherry Pie Music Foundation, Merton Music Foundation and national groups such as the National Children’s Orchestra.
Ms H Pearce and Ms D Steele