Music is very important to us, we frequently employ songs to help with language learning. As well as with teaching the children traditional music and new and traditional songs in Manx, we also encourage them to develop their own style and be innovative when creating their own arrangements either individually or in groups.
Some musical instrument tuition is available at school via the Music Service whose teachers visit school to teach in school accommodation during the school day. Their provision varies annually depending on resources and demand. Children can use their own instruments if suitable or hire per term directly from the Music Service for a fee payable to the Isle of Man Government. A cost for the actual tuition is also payable and details will be provided from the Music Centre. Just ask in school and we will put the tutors in touch with you.
Currently the Department provide guitar and brass lessons to pupils from Year 5 and up and violin to pupils from Year 4 and up. You will be advised of the music options as your child progresses through school.
We will be gradually adding playlists of traditional and contemporary Manx music recorded by the pupils, here are two to get started with