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Guitar Tuition

Guitars 2019-2020

Guitar Group Tuition 

It is fantastic to see so many children taking on the opportunity to continue to develop their guitar skills. All children learn to play a guitar in year 4, they can then continue to play the guitar in year 5 and 6. The children have been building on their current guitar skills and are working towards taking their grade exams at the end of the school year.

It is always a joy to hear them when walking past, keep working hard everyone!     


If your child is in year five or six and is interested in joining guitar tuition or area band please see Mrs Kelly to find out more information.

It is a free opportunity that is available to all! 

Year 4 Guitars

Ian Marshall

Ian Marshall


My name is Ian Marshall, and I am a music teacher with Nottingham Music Service: I’m looking forward to teaching in your school this year!  The main instruments that I play are guitar, bass and drums, but I can also play a bit of trumpet, clarinet, violin and viola!  The instruments I’ll be teaching in schools are guitar, drums and bass.


I’ll see some of you at Area Band, where I’m looking forward to seeing you progress and seeing you performing at some of our events and concerts.  The best things about Area Band and the other NMS ensembles I support are seeing children getting pleasure out of playing a musical instrument and pursuing it further.


The NMS event I am most looking forward to this year is Christmas in the City because the children all work so hard to perform in such a magnificent location and it’s always special to see such a wide variety of talent perform in one place!


The advice I would give to anyone learning an instrument with NMS would be, “Enjoy, have fun, learn and make wonderful music because you never know where it may lead!  Learning an instrument could create a pathway to a future or a love of music for life.”

See below our year 4 students warming up and practising rhythms before they get their guitars out.  


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