Patcham Junior School


Ladies Mile Road, Patcham, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 8TA

01273 087513


Music forms an important element in the creative arts curriculum of the school. Our music policy ensures that every child in the school experiences a wide variety of musical activities.

Class music is taught by a specialist music teacher. We use a wide range of instruments and have a music room, which is used for class and instrumental lessons. The music skills we aim to develop include singing, listening and appraising, composing and performing. Children also learn about music from various historical eras as well as music of different cultures and countries of the world. All children have the opportunity to learn an instrument in year 4 as part of the Soundmakers scheme; currently our children learn how to play the Ukulele.


Children also have the opportunity to learn an instrument in school through peripatetic music lessons. Currently children can do the following:

  • violin
  • drumming
  • guitar
  • keyboard 

Music lessons at Patcham

Drum: please contact Brighton and Hove Music and Arts to book a lesson for your child at Patcham Junior school.


If your child is interested in learning the violin at school, please visit to see how to contact Heather our violin teacher.

Please contact Hugh Bedford our in house keyboard teacher.

Please contact Rupert our in hour guitar teacher.

Music lesson risk assessments
Please see below

For general music enquiries please contact our music teacher Mrs Bogaru


 E Carey Magic of Music - Create Music Template.pdfDownload
 From Brighton & Hove Music Service.pdfDownload
 Guitar- Rupert Horne-COVID19-Risk-Assessment (2).pdfDownload
 Microsoft Word - COVID-19 Keyboard Lesson Risk Assessment Patcham Junior.doc.pdfDownload
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2020 Virtual Christmas Concert is LIVE!

We received nearly 60 entries for the Virtual Christmas Concert and now they’ve been painstakingly edited together, we are proud to present the full concert on YouTube for you all to enjoy!

The concert is an ‘unlisted’ video on the platform, so you won’t find it by searching, however by using the following address, you will be able to watch!

A huge thank you to Mrs Bogaru for coming up with the concept and to parents, carers and of course your children for taking part!


The Magic of Music 

Learning to play a musical instrument provides children with an experience that enriches their lives in so many ways and we are on a mission to bring the magic of music to every home in Sussex. Children will learn musical skills that help develop a lifelong love of music and research has shown that there are many other benefits associated with learning to play a musical instrument including:

  • raising confidence and self-esteem
  • improving team work, concentration and many other skills for learning
  • connecting with new people and broadening horizons
  • improving their well-being by becoming happier and healthier

Lessons take place in small groups during the school day with specialist teachers from Brighton & Hove Music & Arts. To find out more about more about the opportunities available please visit our website where you can watch our teachers introducing and demonstrating their instruments


To help you find out which instrument your child might like to learn we are hosting a series of zoom parent/carer meetings. The meetings will last approximately 30 minutes and you will be able to meet the teachers, find out more about what’s involved in learning an instrument, the costs involved and how you may be able to receive help towards lesson fees. To register your interest and to gain access to the parent/carer meetings please click on the link


If your child already knows which instrument they would like to learn you can apply for lessons directly via our website


If you have any questions regarding our music activities please contact us on 


We look forward to meeting you and introducing your child to the magic of music,


Yours sincerely,


Brighton & Hove Music & Arts