Music Clubs

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Name of Club
(all held at lunchtime, unless otherwise stated)


GCSE Theory/Revison

Minstrels (3.05pm)

Brass/Woodwind Group
Wednesday Orchestra
Thursday Chamber Choir
Friday Rock Band Rehearsals

Instrumental Lessons:

Musical instrument lessons are provided by a peripatetic teacher i.e. an instrumental or vocal teacher who visits a school to provide one-to-one tuition. Knole Academy will provide facilities including practice rooms and, where appropriate, loan of instruments, to support both student and peripatetic teacher. Payment and communications will be directly between parents and the instrumental teacher, however Miss Sanders (Music Subject Leader) should be contacted to deal with any issues or questions that arise.

We offer one-to-one music tuition on the following instruments:-  Piano, Drums, Saxophone, Flute, Singing, Guitar, Clarinet, Cello, Violin, Bass Guitar, Trumpet/Trombone and Ukulele.

Lessons are on a rotating weekly timetable to ensure that students do not miss the same class lessons each week.  Lessons are 30 minutes long and cost £15 per lesson.  The peripatetic teacher will invoice for lessons each half term and payment must be received before lessons can commence in the new half term.  Students taking Music GCSE are entitled to free lessons funded by the school.  If your son/daughter wishes to stop instrumental lessons at any point, then Miss Sanders and the peripatetic teacher will require 6 weeks' notice.  Please note that this does not include school holidays.


When Instrument

Singing lesson

Piano lessons


Trumpet lessons

Piano lessons

Violin lessons


Guitar/Bass/Ukulele lessons

Saxophone/Clarinet/Flute lessons


Guitar/Bass/Ukulele lessons

Drum lessons

Friday Guitar/Bass/Ukulele lessons


Please find below a brief description of all the current peri teachers we have. We are hoping to be able to provide wind instrument teachers as demand increases.

Mrs Da Silva - violin teacher

I have a music degree from University of Durham and a diploma in music teaching. I have been teaching in local schools for a number of years and am also a member of the Sevenoaks Symphony Orchestra.  Most of my pupils enjoy the challenge of taking graded music exams but some prefer not to.  For information about lessons please contact me by email as above.

Mr Yoxall - guitar teacher

I have taught the guitar, bass and ukele in various school across Kent since 2008. I have always believed that playing music should be an escape from the normal working day and therefore, try to make the lessons as fun and enthusiastic as possible. I also teach performing skills and songwriting for GCSE and A level students.

Mr N Wibberley - co-director of the Minstrels


Mr D Rose - drum teacher


Mr T Dennis - trumpet teacher


Mr D Burrowes - cello teacher


Mrs J Park - piano teacher


Mr G Sinclair - woodwind teacher (clarinet/saxophone/flute)

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