Drum Lessons in School
We can now provide drum lessons in school to provide a solid musical enrichment to your students. As a peripatetic service we offer drum lessons during the school day to suit the rhythm of your school.
In January 2019 we successfully implemented and now operate an ongoing service at Juniper Hill School, Flackwell Heath. There are 12 students on roll presently, aged from year 2 to year 6. We are providing 20 minute one to one lessons each Wednesday, term time, which start at 9.10am and currently end at 2.20pm. The schedule is rotated in consultation with the parents and school so children avoid missing the same lessons each week.
Students learn using the Essential Drum Skills Course, which they have access to in class and from home via Gigajam's Learning Platform at gigajamvle.com Students also have access to internationally recognised music grades awarded by University of West London. The exams are completed online, as all students exercises are recorded, uploaded and saved in their e-Portfolio as a record of progress and attainment. This is done during their weekly lesson so they are low cost and do not require a visit to an external exam centre. Students do not need to enter for the exams and the process of recording is a way of tracking how students' are progressing and personalising the learning to suit their pace and style.
Students will get the chance to play on acoustic and electronic drums as well as on the snare drum on its own. This gives them a blend of experiences which simulate modern drumming.
Our 20 minute lessons are charged at £13 and payable a term in advance. Invoicing will be arranged in conjunction with school practice, which can be done by the school or by Gigajam.
Gigajam and our teachers are fully insured through Hiscox:
Gigajam Music School Limited Policy number: 14585808 Insurer: Hiscox Public Liability £2,000,000.
We are also DBS checked, with regard to Safeguarding and, we maintain training and vigilance in line with latest guidance from the DfE on Keeping Children Safe in Education.