Junior Guildhall Kindergarten Course

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Key information:

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1 March 2023 for September 2023 entry
Level of study:
Short Courses & Summer Schools, Workshops & Saturday Centres (ages 4-18)
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About the Kindergarten Course

The Junior Guildhall Kindergarten Course is a two year programme for children in Reception and Year 1 which sits under the umbrella of the Brass and String Training Programmes. The course consists of classes in Kodály and Rhythmics.

Our Kindergarten Course is regarded as an adventure by children and parents alike, allowing children to enjoy their first musical experience through class activities. The games and exercises employed are designed to make learning fun within a structured environment.

The Kindergarten Course aims to inspire the desire to be involved in music-making and provides a highly effective platform from which children can move onto the study of an instrument.

Students can apply to join the Junior Guildhall Kindergarten Course for entry in Reception Year at either one of our two sites: our central London home in Prior Weston School, by the Barbican, or our Essex location at Brentwood School. When applying online, please ensure you have selected ‘Junior Programmes’ followed by either ‘Kindergarten Course’ (for London applications) or ‘Kindergarten Course at Brentwood’ before starting your application form.

Entry Requirements

Applications for the Kindergarten Course are accepted for students entering Reception Year next September. Please note that reception year children are those who have their fifth birthday on or between 1 September 2023 and 31 August 2024.

No prior musical training is necessary. There are a limited number of spaces available at both sites, which are filled via a process of random selection. Those not initially successful in gaining a place will be kept on a waiting list, should a space become available. The closing date for applications is 1 March for entry the following September.