EJMS is the highlight of my son’s week. He loves coming and I have been so impressed by the passion and enthusiasm of everyone involved. EJMS provides everything you could want – excellent teaching in a fun environment with lots of ensembles and orchestras to join at all levels. Students are fully prepared for all aspects of their exams including aural training, theory and weekly practice sessions with an accompanist. You couldn’t ask for anything more!
Liz, EJMS Parent
Learning a Woodwind Instrument.
At EJMS we offer instrument tuition on all the instruments in the orchestral woodwind family: Recorder, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Saxophone. Students can learn to play woodwind instruments from the age of 5-7, depending on the instrument chosen. We have a large stock of instruments in all sizes available for hire to help you start to play immediately.
Woodwind instrument lessons are available from age 5, from beginner to grade 8 plus. Students can then play in the ensembles listed below.
Recorder – from age 4-5
Flute – from age 5-6 (with special small and curved-head flutes)
Oboe – from age 6
Clarinet – from age 6-7 (second front teeth an advantage)
Saxophone – from age 6-7 (second front teeth an advantage)
Bassoon – from age 6-7
Ensembles for Woodwind Players
There is a wide variety of ensembles for woodwind players to join, whether for students who are at the beginning of their musical journey or are advanced players.
Elementary Recorder Ensemble (Beginners to Grade 1-3)
Intermediate Recorder Ensemble (approx Grades 3-5)
Advanced Recorder Ensemble (Grade 5+ by invitation)
Elementary Wind Band (Grades 1-4)
Flute Choir (approx Grade 3+)
Clarinet Choir (approx Grade 3+)
Saxophone Ensemble (approx Grade 3+)
Double Reed Band (approx Grade 3+)
Concert Band (Grades 4+)
Philharmonic Orchestra (Grade 5+, by invitation)
Big Band (Grade 5+ by invitation)
Wind Quintet (Grade 6+, by invitation)
Benefits of Joining
High-quality Instrument lessons from experienced and inspirational teachers.
Access to a wide variety of instrumental ensembles.
Access to high quality choirs.
Music theory lessons to support your instrument lessons.
Performance Opportunities – Ensemble concerts and Solo Recital Concerts.
Extra Benefits of Joining
Free first term for an ensemble or choir student.
Free ‘Performance Platform’ with individual advice from the Music Director for students taking an exam.
Free piano accompanist sessions in the term in which you take an exam.
Free piano accompanist in an actual exam.
Free aural lessons in the term in which you take an exam.
Do you already have a Woodwind Lesson?
Join EJMS as an Ensemble Student for a FREE first term to try out our high quality ENSEMBLES.