Larch musical ethos

Our ethos.

In music at Simon Balle, we are a team, we work together. We are team music, you are team music, the children are team music. One team together.

We expect the children to go the extra mile, for we will go the extra mile. We are a musical school. Practice, with you, 3 times a week. Use the backing tracks, create the right environment to work. When family come to visit, create a 'living room' concert and celebrate the performance. Email me a copy to also listen to! You, as the people at home, are crucial to the success of the children. You will have to 'go the extra mile' as well. You, the children, us. Together, we are Team Music.

We will arrange concerts and more performances, when we see how things work out. We will invite you to assemblies, after school concerts and more. It will take time, but we will get there.

Our ethos is of a musical school. We have a unique situation in the Larch Centre where children in Years 2 and 3 are achieving in music such amazing things, so young. This does not happen by chance, and is due to the drive of my team in music, that of Alison Saunders our Head, the Larch team and the Governors. We are all passionate about music. I hope you are as well.

We continue to develop our Larch music and are excited about the future. Miss Iles, my colleague, is achieving amazing things in the class music lessons. I am with Year 3 this year for their lessons, and we are getting to know each other. We have a music assembly on a Monday. Miss Norbury, a Year 3 teaching assistant is also helping to support music in the Larch. She is so brilliant and full of energy.

Choir is on a Monday from 3.15pm until 4pm. It would be fab if all children came along. Singing is so important to being a musician!

Getting in touch.

Email is best. music@simonballe.herts.sch.uk. Mrs Pearson will usually respond, although I see all the emails. 01992 410408 to ring.

Stay in touch. Support us, work with us, celebrate what your children achieve. There will be ups and downs. However, the amazing music created will overshadow everything!

Follow us on Twitter for information and stories. @simonballemusic

When you're part of it, you put your heart in it.

I and all our music team are here to help. Use this site for initial information, ask if you need to, be polite when we are wrong, celebrate when amazing music is created.

Enjoy!

Mark Taylor, Director of Music.