Regular performance is crucial for developing a child’s confidence from an early age and this confidence supports all aspects of a child’s development.
All children sing in front of their peers regularly in class, in assembly and in end of term productions. Each class puts on a musical twice a year and the vast majority of children have a solo singing role.
Playing in an ensemble is one of the chief pleasures of being an instrumentalist. We have a number of instrumental ensembles at TR, most of which are open to children of all abilities. These include a jazz band, rock band, brass ensemble and cello group, as well as the three choirs.
We have a team of eight peripatetic teachers who offer private tuition on a range of orchestral instruments, piano, voice and guitar. These lessons take place throughout the school day.
Approximately three quarters of children learn an instrument, either within school or externally, and are encouraged to perform regularly in front of their peers.