The annual Music Instrument Zoo took place at the beginning of the school year. All the classes in the primary school had an opportunity to go and learn about the instruments available in the music department for individual tuition.
A lot of interest was shown, not only in the ‘popular’ instruments (drums and guitar), but also in the orchestral instruments. Questions were asked, such as, "Why aren’t you holding that big violin under your chin?" That big violin is a cello!
The loud sounds of the trumpet and trombone had a lot of the Year 5 and 6 children quite excited, while the violin's ability to sound like an ambulance siren was quite fascinating to most of the children. Having a station with music production equipment drew quite a lot of interest from the older pupils, who expressed an interest in creating their own beats and putting them to song.
All in all, the response was very promising, with a lot of the children determined to speak to their parents about taking up an instrument. We hope to see this come to fruition and have most of the school playing an instrument throughout the year!