The Emerald Music School was created by Clare Caddick in 1998 to provide a Saturday Music School for the local area. The aim was give students the benefit of excellent musical tuition, choirs, ensembles and theory classes with experienced and enthusiastic staff. The school has been very successful and through its achievements at Music Festivals and National Competitions, the number of students has increased rapidly. The Emerald Music School now has more than 100 students attending each week.
Many change their options each year, making advantage of all the opportunities available as their interests and needs dictate. Emerald encourages students to develop from an eager 6-year old choir member to an 18-year old Grade VIII student taking A-level Music if they wish. Theory Class gives excellent support to GCSE and A-level Music students. Many students have gone on to study Music Degrees and are following careers in Music.
Being a part of the Emerald Music School is a great way to make friends. The students come from a wide area and over 30 schools are represented in the current membership. Countless friendships have been nurtured through Emerald and many continue through the Osiris Ensemble and into adulthood. Osiris Ensemble celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2013 and a large group of ex-members reunited for a big gala concert celebration.
Saturdays 10.30-11.30am at Laleham Lea School, 29 Peak’s Hill, Purley CR8 3JJ
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