Last week we were lucky enough to welcome back Andrea Lee (our Juilliard Music curriculum specialist) from New York.
We are in our 3rd year of the Juilliard program now and her visit was to work with the Music staff on how we could develop this further. She spent two days in school where she led lessons, observed Music staff and also delivered professional development.
Our Music curriculum has the Juilliard approach throughout it ranging from Year 1 all the way up to GCSE and students get access to this through their weekly Music lessons.
Some Year 5 students were lucky enough to work closely with Andrea on this visit as she demonstrated and workshopped parts of their Juilliard composition. There was a real buzz around the Music department and the pupils enjoyed having her here. Next week we are lucky enough to have our Juilliard performance visit from the Attacca string quartet. Keep an eye out for more information about this.