And all that Jazz

We are delighted to be able to offer our pupils the opportunity to work with Pete Letanka, a talented professional jazz musician. Pete graduated in 1997 with a first class BA (hons) and an award for the highest mark in the year. He has led projects for the Royal Opera House, London Philharmonic orchestra and the National Gallery. He is the musical director of Glynbourne Youth Opera. As you can tell, we feel very privileged to be able to offer our pupils the opportunity to work with him.

Pete comes in to school on an annual basis running five day workshops with two classes at a time. Working with Pete gives the pupils the opportunity to learn to sing and play different types of music and also to compose their own lyrics and music.

Our River Beach song, which you can hear on our home page, was composed by our pupils working with Pete.

Below is a video of Year 5 pupils singing ‘If I had a Hammer’, accompanied by Pete Letanka.