Courses for children
& young people

Our group courses begin with Fourtissimo! for 4 year olds, and Musicianship for ages 5 & 6, each helping to develop a confident foundation in musical understanding, creativity and skill.

In our instrument beginner groups for ages 6-9, children explore and develop further as musicians, with a focus on a single instrument family.

Our classes and ensembles for ages 7-19 enhance and support instrument or voice lessons, to provide a broad and enriching curriculum for your child.
All ensembles perform in a concert to family and friends each term.

 
TIME CLASS AGE LOCATION
MONDAY
16:00 Fourtissimo! 4 Charlton House
16:20 Piano Starters** 6 & 7
16:30 Theory & Composing (grades 1-3) 7+
16:40 Musicianship 5 & 6
16:45 Children's Choir 7+
17:30 Junior Orchestra (grade 3+) 7+
17:30 Theory & Composing (grades 4&5) 7+
TUESDAY
16:20 Piano Starters* 6 & 7 Vanbrugh Studio
WEDNESDAY
16:15 Woodwind Explorers 6 & 7 Vanbrugh Studio
SATURDAY
09:30 Fourtissimo!* 4 Charlton House
11:00 Violin Starters* 6 & 7 Vanbrugh Studio
11:30 Musicianship 5 & 6 Charlton House

*Places available from January 2019
**Places available from April 2019

 
 

"My son's motivation for playing cello has gone through the roof since joining the Greenwich Music School orchestra and playing with other children. The teacher/conductor is truly inspiring. He ensures the kids reach their full potential by keeping them on their toes and boosting their confidence. I can't wait to see the Christmas concert and I would highly recommend the experience to other children who are serious about playing."
- Jonathan, parent

 
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Age 4

Fourtissimo!

Fourtissimo!

Learn through play and exploration, in this carefully structured course which teaches essential foundation skills for young musicians.

  • Learn fundamentals of music
  • Play music together
  • Create music

Mondays 4:00pm, 30mins, Charlton House
Saturdays 9:30am, 45 mins, Charlton House
12 sessions • 30 mins £96 / 45 mins £126 •  Learn more

 

Ages 5 & 6

Musicianship

 Musicianship

An inspiring course offering comprehensive music learning, with strong educational advantages over starting an instrument at this age.

  • Learn to read music
  • Play music together
  • Create music

Mondays 4:40pm, Charlton House
Saturdays 11:30am, Charlton House
12 sessions • £103.20 •  Learn more

 

 

"Bethan teaches music in an interactive way that Lily really enjoys. The use of games makes the learning fun for her. Lily comes away from the Monday sessions buzzing and tells us things that she has learnt."
- Denise, parent

 
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Ages 5-9

 

Learn to play an instrument in these friendly group classes, which cover technique, music-reading and performance skills. Following on from Musicianship, children develop further as musicians in our instrument beginner classes, learning the fundamentals of instrumental technique in a fun and encouraging group setting.

 
 

Woodwind Explorers

 Group recorder lessons
  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn to read music
  • Play music together

Ages 5 (by audition), 6 & 7
Wednesdays 4:15pm, Vanbrugh Studio
12 sessions • £144 •  Learn more

 

Violin Starters

 Group violin lessons
  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn to read music
  • Play music together

Ages 5-7
Saturdays 11:05am, Vanbrugh Studio
Two terms • £288 •  Learn more

 

Piano Starters

Piano Starters
  • Learn an instrument
  • Learn to read music
  • Play music together

Ages 6 & 7
Mondays 4:20pm, Charlton House
Tuesdays 4:20pm, Vanbrugh Studio
Two terms • £296 • Learn more

 

Ages 6+

Children's Choir

Children's Choir
  • PERFORM MUSIC TOGETHER
  • DEVELOP VOCAL TECHNIQUE
  • Learn about music

For children aged 7-11
Mondays 4:45pm, Charlton House
12 sessions • £57.60 • Learn more

 

The Saturday Ensemble

Saturday String group
  • Play music together
  • Develop instrument technique
  • Learn about music

For children aged 6-16 who have passed grade 1, 2 or 3 in any instrument (limited piano spaces).
*New* Saturdays 12:45pm, Charlton House
12 sessions • £114 • Learn more
Launch offer: £40 if booked before 1st September.

 

Junior Orchestra

 Junior Orchestra
  • Play music together
  • Develop instrument technique
  • Learn about music

For students at grades 3+
Mondays 5:30pm, Charlton House
12 sessions • £114 • Learn more

 

Theory & Composing

 Theory & Composition
  • Create music
  • Learn about music
  • Play music together

Grades 1-3 • 4:30pm
Grades 4&5 • 5:30pm + 6:30pm
Mondays, Charlton House
11 sessions, starts 17th Sept • £109.45
Learn more: grades 1-3grades 4-5 

 

 
 

"Ben has benefitted from excellent theoretical tuition at Greenwich Music School this term. He has made huge progress in musical knowledge and understanding, he is encouraged to be creative and is really excited about the possibility of having his compositions performed by others at the school. Ben seems to have a great rapport with his teacher and has gained much confidence, both musically and personally, since he began the course."
- Claire, parent

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Ages 8-19

Youth Orchestra

 Youth Orchestra
  • Play music together
  • Refine instrument technique
  • Learn about music notation & analysis

For students playing at grade 5+
Mondays 6:40pm, Charlton House
12 sessions • £114 •  Learn more

 

GCSE Creative Music Workshop

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  • Play music together
  • Create music
  • Learn about music notation & analysis

For ages 11-16, grade 2+
Mondays 6:30pm, Charlton House
12 sessions • £114 •  Learn more

 

Vanbrugh Wind Ensemble

Wind group
  • Play music together
  • Refine instrument technique

For ages 9-17 playing at grade 3+
Standalone sessions, various dates.

 

"Our daughter has started with the junior Orchestra and has got so much from it in just a few weeks. Her flute playing has improved quite dramatically. She has had to up her playing and learn new things. It has been challenging for her but she loves it and has thrived on it. The teacher Dan is really brilliant and keeps the children on their toes. The historical Charlton House and grounds make it a lovely venue in which to learn."
- Ailve, parent

 
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Course details

Join us!

Discounts

  • 5% discount on all group courses for children up to age 17, where two or more family members are enrolled in groups or individual tuition, or where one child is enrolled in two or more courses.
  • 10% discount on all group courses for children up to age 17, for enrolled individual tuition students.
  • Discounts are not applied automatically and must be claimed at time of booking.

Locations

  • The MONDAY MUSIC after-school programme at Charlton House includes Musicianship, Theory & Composition, Children’s Choir, Junior Orchestra, Youth Orchestra and Creative Ensemble.
  • Woodwind Explorers and Violin Starters take place at Vanbrugh Studio, Greenwich.
  • See directions to our venues.
 
 Monday Music at Charlton House

Monday Music at Charlton House

 Vanbrugh Studio, Greenwich

Vanbrugh Studio, Greenwich

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