St. George's Kings Music Academy

Academy Notes for Parents and the 'Learning Agreement' - to be signed by parent/carer and the child

Kings College Widening Participation Evaluation Explanation Letter

Kings College Parental Agreement form for Evaluation - to be signed by the parent/carer

On 1st November students at St. George's Kings Music Academy took part in a fantastic workshop with violinist Michael Bochmann and pianist Esther Cavett. Students learnt about the history of the violin and how it makes it's sound.  We played duets together and every child had a chance to improvise using their recorder with Michael in an extended group piece. We finished the session by listening to an amazing performance of The Lark Ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams, performed by Michael and Esther.



Autumn Term 2018 Thursdays

11th October

18th October

Half Term

1st November

8th November

15th November

22nd November

29th November

7 weeks

Spring Term 2019 Thursdays

17th January

24th January

31st January

7th February

14th February

Half Term

28th February

7th March

14th March

21st March

9 weeks


Our Music Academy is run in conjunction with King's College London and offers children a unique form of ‘whole’ musical education by teaching several disciplines, singing and vocal coaching, keyboard, recorder, handbells, percussion and theory in one hour small group sessions of no more than 10 students. The Academy provides a fun and broad curriculum to local children in the KS2 (7-11 years) age bracket and it is hoped that these children may, if they wish, form our new junior choir. The Academy will provide opportunities for students to make music together and to proceed at their own pace individually (in the case of keyboards) and to develop wider musical skills by playing theory games and group percussion work.


The Academy is led by our Director of Music, Jonathan Pix, and students from Kings College (London).  The Academy is funded by a Kings College Widening Participation grant and it provides collaborative and training opportunities for undergraduates on the music course. Kings College students have the opportunity to develop teaching relationships with young students at an early stage in Southwark and children at the Academy also visit Kings College to experience life at a nearby higher education institution. We aim to encourage students to study theory at a higher level at secondary school so that they will be able to more confidently undertake courses that will enable them to consider continuing their musical learning at an academic degree level.
We are very grateful to Kings College London for providing the Widening Participation grant and supporting this exciting project and also to St Olaves and St Saviours Foundation for provising funding for musical instruments.