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Welcome to The Music Studio!

My name is Victoria Bandey and I am delighted to be working here at Valentine Primary School teaching music. 

We have had a really fun and enthusiastic start to the school year with some performances and visitors. Our music groups are already up and running and making some great sounds! Thank you for getting involved and putting music on the map at Valentine! 

This year we are further expanding our provision to help develop music at Valentine. Our long term aim is to really widen opportunities for music making, helping our musicians to grow. 


Year 4 MAP

All children in Yr4 receive a free weekly instrumental lesson delivered by a specialist Showcase teacher  -  we call this our Music on the MAP project. Families will be invited in to hear their child perform as part of a group each term.

As the year progresses some children may decide that they would like to take their music lessons to the next level. If this is the case we can help arrange Peripatetic lessons and also offer you some guidance on instrument purchase schemes. Unfortunately we are not in a position to be able to send our school instruments home for additional practice but I am able to discuss alternative options with you.



 In addition to the weekly instrumental lessons Year 4 are  given ( Music on the MAP) any child receiving instrument lessons may join our ever expanding Orchestra. Year 5&6 are sounding great this autumn. We look forward to welcoming new Year 4 members in the spring term as they progress on their instruments in MAP.

Peripatetic Music Lessons

Peripatetic music lessons are also now available for all children in KS2 delivered during school time by SHOWCASE teachers. Lessons are delivered in small groups and cost £50 a term. Through Showcase Peripatetic lessons you may hire an instrument for a small annual fee.

Yr6 Rock Band

Sam and Rob from Showcase have just auditioned and appointed 9 new members for this years Yr6 Rock Band. They are already sounding good playing a tune by The Kinks!



Our weekly club for children in Yr R and their families. We meet in The Studio each Thursday 2.30-3.00pm for some fun music making. Babies and toddlers very welcome. Just come along and join us !




After school music clubs:

If you would like to join any of these clubs please just pop by or send me an email.

Drumming Club

SHOWCASE DRUMMING CLUB runs Tuesday 3.15-4.00pm in Westwood with Dani from Showcase. 

High Note Jinx:

An after school choir for children in KS2. Tuesday 3.15-4.00pm in the Studio with Ms Bandey.

Ukulele Jam:

This is an opportunity for you to learn alongside your child! Simply buy a Ukulele and we can help you get strumming!  We meet every Thursday 3.00-3.30pm in The Studio, new members welcome.


I will be in school every Tuesday and Thursday so do drop by the Studio or send me an email if you would like to get in touch.