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Music Lessons


The following instrument lessons are currently available at Hillmead, usually taking place during school hours:


  • Drum lessons take place on a Wednesday and Friday. Please contact DrumTruck on 01279 316 765 or see their website for more information

  • Piano and violin lessons are on a Friday morning from 8.30am. Please contact Mrs Natalia Varkentin, Bishop's Stortford School of Music on 07769 260553 or

  • Brass and woodwind instrument lessons are available for children from Years 2 (from summer term) to 6. These are provided by Music for Schools Foundation ( or 0845 3752466)

  • Guitar lessons are offered to Years 5 & 6 by Herts Music Service; please contact the school office for details.

  • Singing lessons are available for children in Years 1 - 6. Please contact our singing teacher for details and prices.


Assistance with the cost of music lessons may be available for families in receipt of the pupil premium grant. Please contact the school office if you would like to discuss this.

Young Arts Musical Instrument Donation


We were very fortunate to be the recipients of a donation of £300 towards music in school from the Bishop's Stortford Decorative and Fine Arts Society, whose Young Arts section aims to encourage and support the development of art and music curriculums in school at a time at a time when these subjects may be under pressure.


We used this generous donation to fund the purchase of some high quality had chimes which can be used by years across the school to develop their musical abilities. Our Year 5 Class recently performed 'Away in a Manger' at our Christingle Service.

Young Voices


Each year we are proud to be able to send Year 6 to take part in the Young Voices Choir event, the largest choir of schoolchildren in the country, which culminates in a performance of thousands of children singing at the O2 arena in London.  It is a fantastic experience for everyone and we are looking forward to and practising for February's performance already. Please see the link below for details about Young Voices.

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