Music at LGS

Learning a musical instrument - we have a number of experienced peripatetic music teachers who visit the school and teach a variety of instruments during the school day.  Currently we offer lessons in piano, violin, singing, clarinet, saxophone, flute, trumpet, bassoon, trombone, french horn, guitar and drum kit. Please contact Mr Will Roberts or via the school office to discuss which instrument might be suited to your child.

Choir is open to all children in Years 4, 5 and 6 who are warmly invited to attend choir practice on Thursday lunch times from 12.30-1.00. The choir has recently performed at the Assembly Halls, and regularly supports school productions. They have brought great enjoyment by singing carols at our local nursing home. We always welcome new recruits.

School Orchestra meets on Wednesday lunchtimes in the Autumn and Summer terms, when we prepare for the Christmas production and the Summer concert.  All children are welcome, usually from Y3 upwards.  At the Christmas carol service, over 75 children played in one band or another! Please speak to Mrs Smith if you are interested in joining in.  The orchestra has played recently in workshops provided by Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra at Rusthall Primary School, at the Tunbridge Wells Primary School Orchestra Workshop at St John’s Primary School and at the school concert.  Several woodwind and brass players also went the Benenden Summer School Taster Day organised by Kent Music.  Orchestra is free of charge to any child who can play and read 3 notes on their chosen instrument and meets on a Wednesday lunchtime.  

Steel Pans Bands We are lucky enough to have a complete set of full-sized steel pans at school. There are currently three Steel Pans Bands – two for beginners which meet either during the school day  or after school on Tuesday's, and a senior Steel Pans Band which rehearses during the school day on Tuesdays.  There are 3 bands called Beginners, (Y4), Intermediate (Y5) and Senior (Y6). The Steel Pans Bands perform at least once a term and can be heard at the summer fete. They have also played at Race for Life in Dunorlan Park and at Henry Fermor Primary School in Crowborough this year.  There is a small fee for joining this club.

Singing Group is for our younger singers in Years 2 and 3, and is run by Mrs Bone on Wednesday lunchtimes. We sing well-known songs, as well as songs from musicals and some lesser known, more challenging, songs and rounds. Year 1 children are invited to attend towards the end of the spring term. Please come and see Mrs Bone if you’d like to join.

Here is a wonderful video of Mrs Smith's Steel Pan Band - Steel Beatz movie

Or you can view it here -  it is password-protected - the password is beatz1: 

Please contact Mr Roberts at or via the school office to discuss which instrument might be suited to your child.