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Cottenham Village College is an 11-18 comprehensive school situated to the north of Cambridge city. The college prides itself on combining very high academic standards with a genuine commitment to the development of the “whole person”. Our extra-curricular provision is a key element of this and music is, of course, central to this offer.

The college has a long and rich tradition of music making. In the past we have won the Bishop of Ely’s Carol Writing Competition 5 years out of 5 and have put on a full musical production, annually, for the past 25 years. Our students have gone on to teach music, record professional albums, train in Royal Opera Academies, work professionally backstage in a number of productions, independently produce professional and semi-professional shows and become musical directors of several London productions. Through the expertise of the Head of Music, herself an experienced Gamelan expert in the area, the students have enjoyed participating in Javanese Shadow Puppet Theatre productions. The college is twinned with Nalanda college in Sri Lanka and the music department has been in the forefront of collaborative projects with our partner college. College choirs and bands have performed in Paris on several occasions, have been showcased at the Corn Exchange, West road and have worked with the London Mozart Players in collaboration with local colleges and academies. On average, around 20 % of the college are involved in various extra-curricular Art’s Department Performances annually.

Cottenham Village College instrumental tuition

As you may be aware, learning an instrument has been shown to improve performance in all academic subjects, and obtaining grades count towards VI Form and University in the same way as GCSEs.
Our visiting instrumental tutors have gained a 100% pass rate in grade exams. We have a range of tutors, some of which are private and others who are registered with Cambridgeshire Music. Please sign and return the initial interest form attached below and return to cmanser@cvcweb.net who will direct you to the next stage.It is only possible to arrange lessons on one instrument during the timetable for the school day and that some lessons are extremely popular with limited places available. These places will be given on a ‘first come first served’ basis.
Tuition fees for our private tutors will be increased to £36 per hour for the academic year 2018-19 to be in line with local schools and rates within the current area. Weekly tuition involves a 20min or 30min lesson as recommended or negotiated with the tutor.
It is important that tuition is applied and paid for in advance of a new term and to note that termination of lessons requires a full terms notice. Please note that trial lesson/s can also be arranged before committing to a new instrument.

Initial interest in music tuition form