Students in Primary have one lesson of music per week and one singing lesson. This takes place in the school's performing arts space. Students follow the English national curriculum for music. There are recorders, glockenspiels, percussion instruments, electric keyboards and drums. There are also djembe drums. Children begin by playing freely with the percussion instruments and tuned percussion. They move on to glockenspiels and recorders in KS1. Children are encouraged to sing solo and enjoy performing to their peers.
The school also offers private lessons in piano, violin and guitar with our specialist teachers.Four concerts take place in the Spring and Summer term and the school is an examining centre for the Royal College of Music.
Tatiana Majoni studied at the Academies of Music in Jerusalem and Sofia. She has two diplomas in the piano and harpsichord from the Italian Conservatorio. Tatiana has been preparing students for the ABRSM (Royal College exams) and the Italian Conservatorio exams since 1998. She has been teaching piano at The New School since 2008.
Marco Ciacci studied classical guitar in Rome and has been teaching at The New School since 2007. "Music for me is an opportunity for fun and sharing. This I try to transmit to my students and this is the reason why I always try to create an ensemble with other instruments".
Felicita Mariozzi was born into a family of musicians. She studied at the Conservatory in Rome and attended various violin and chamber music courses in Italy and abroad. Many of her students are part of the youth Orchestra of Santa Cecilia Academy. Felicita has taught violin at the New School since 2010.