Hampden Gurney Primary School

We are delighted to parter with Hampden Gurney Primary School to connect you with a variety of brilliant music and performing arts teachers and programmes.

How it works

We have connected your school with a variety of music and performing arts teachers. You can see their profiles below and what classes they run. You can enroll onto one of their classes, or you can sign up to the music programme. Find out more here.


Classes start back w/c 23rd September 2019. Timetables below.

Classes to book


+ The Music Programme

The music programme is a selection of 3 music classes at a discounted rate to give students a well-rounded and comprehensive music education. The 3 classes include:

  • 1:1 instrumental lessons (30 minutes)
  • Music Theory, Magical Stars or Music Production
  • Crash Ensemble or Glee Club

Mentorship and Examinations

Students on the programme are mentored on a regular basis and work towards a ABRSM practical and theory exam syllabuses. A thorough assessment process is taken each year to ensure students are progressing at a good pace and enjoying their lessons.

Price: £34 pw (3rd off) | Examinations | Mentorship

+ Instrumental Lessons

Learn an instrument from one of Marlborough’s professional musicians and highly trained teachers.

  • 45 minutes - £29 pw
  • 30 minutes - £21.90 pw
  • 20 minutes - 17.10 pw
  • Free with the Music Programme

Instruments include Piano, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Cello, Flute, Saxophone, Recorder, Clarinet, Trumpet or Trombone.

Find the right teacher for you. Read their bios below.

Price: check above | Free with Music Programme | During day Tuesdays & Thursdays

+ The Hampden Ensemble with Nika

The Hampden Ensemble is a free environment for your child to learn about being a part of an ensemble and playing with others, a vital part of being a musician. You do not need to play an instrument proficiently for this ensemble. It is designed for primary school children at their initial steps in music.

Nika uses sensory techniques, building up musical awareness and work towards learning well known tunes. They work towards a concert at the end of each term.

There are 2 separate classes, 1 for KS1 and 1 for KS2.

**£7.86 per week | Free with Music Programme | Thursday lunches | KS1/2

+ Glee Club with Katy (formerly Choir)

Katy is superb with children and creates an exciting and engaging environment. This class is like a choir, developing vocal technique and advanced harmonies for the older ones through singing popular songs and pieces, working towards showcases.

£11.85/7.86 per week | Free with Music Programme | KS2 Thursday after school

+ Magical Stars for Reception / Mini Music for Nursery with Hannah

Hannah is brilliant with young ones and takes them on a magical journey discovering music through sensory exploration, soundscapes and singing. These classes are about hearing sounds, identifying them, learning melodies and tunes, and developing their rhythmic awareness. Magical Stars teaches basic music theory. Mini Music is designed for parents to join.

These are 2 individual classes that take place on Mondays with Hannah. Magical Stars and lunch and Mini Music near pick up time for parents to join.

£11.85 per week | Free with Music Programme | Thursday

+ Group Recorder Class

This is the perfect class for younger children taking up an instrument for the first time. These instruments are easy to play, and in these classes, students learn the basics of music theory and learn to play a variety of tunes that they then perform together with their teacher at a concert towards the end of the term.

This is a perfect introduction before taking up 1:1 lessons.

**£9.76 per week | Tuesday day time

+ Music Production & Songwriting with Jack

A new class which teaches songwriting and music theory with the use of Music Production software to create soundscapes and songs. Students get to work towards showcasing their songs in assemblies and events.

**£11.85 per week | Free with Music Programme | Wednesday after school

+ Music Theory with Isabel

These classes are designed to support 1:1 instrument lessons and follow the ABRSM music theory syllabus. Students work towards a theory grade examination.

**£7.86 per week | Free with Music Programme | Tuesday lunches

Performing Arts

+ Musical Theatre

Musical Theatre class is a brilliant introduction to performing arts, combining movement, acting and singing in an energetic and exciting environment. Students are introduced to a range of repertoire, from well-known musical theatre tunes to contemporary pop songs and will explore how singing, dancing and acting can come together to tell an exciting story.

£15.70 per week | Wednesday after school | KS1&KS2 separate classes

+ Theatre Dance & Drama

Dance and Drama are 2 lunch classes where students develop movement and dance technique and hone their acting skills. These classes are recommended alongside Musical Theatre.

£8.92 per week | Monday & Friday lunch times

£29 to take all 3 classes (Musical Theatre, Dance & Drama)

+ Ballet

This is a new class which follows the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. We will be partnering with respected Ballet studios to offer this class. Please register your interest for this programme to begin.

Price TBC | Schedule TBC | Register interest

Visual Arts

+ Art Attack! (Fine Arts)

Can’t find the class you want?

If you are interested in having classes that aren’t listed above, get in touch with our team and we will try and facilitate this for you. Email info@theartsrevolution.org


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Need help?

For info on classes, contact the teacher directly. You can find their emails below.

For general enquiries or help choosing and booking a class, contact Siobhan at siobhan@theartsrevolution.org.

Meet the teachers

Say hello to the teachers at your school, find out more about them, the classes they teach and their contact information if you would like to find out more about a class.


Isabel Harries

+ Read Isabel’s biography

I am a professional harpist based in London and enjoy a career made up of teaching and performing. I graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2016 and gained my Master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in 2018.

I joined at Marlborough early in 2019 teaching piano and music theory. As well as the Arts Revolution, I teach harp at another primary school in Henley on Thames and at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey.

+ What’s your teaching style?

I encourage my students to take exams to see the value of what they can achieve when they put in hard work. My theory class have been learning to draw music symbols, writing notes on the stave, pitch & rhythm work as well as learning about instruments in the orchestra.

+ Classes Isabel teaches

  • Piano
  • Harp
  • Music Theory

+ Isabel's details

Teaches: Tuesdays

Contact: isabel@theartsrevolution.org

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Nika Pinter

+ Read Nika’s biography

Nika Pinter is a scholar at the Royal College of Music studying flute with Gitte Marcusson and Emer McDonough. Nika started her musical education at the age of 6 at Music School Rogaška Slatina and later attended Conservatoire for Music and Ballet in Maribor, Slovenia where she was studying with Valerija Kamplet.

Nika is a multi-award winning international musician achieving Gold Prize in the Slovenian Music Competition for Youth. Nika is a soloist and has performed in masterclasses with world-renowned flautists Andrea Oliva, Karl-Heinz Schütz, Janos Balint amongst many others. She was chosen to be a part of the Symphonic Orchestra of Conservatoire Maribor and has recorded performances at Abbey Road Studios in London.

+ What’s your teaching style?

I teach my students to play with enthusiasm, character and with love for music. In lessons alongside the basic techniques of playing an instrument I always incorporate aural, rhythm, improvisation and theory.

+ Classes Nika teaches

  • Flute
  • The Hampden Ensemble

+ Nika's details

Teaches: Thursdays

Contact: nika@theartsrevolution.org


Kay Huntley

+ Read Katy's bio

Katy has been described as a "natural teacher" and has a wealth of experience in voice and piano teaching. Qualifying from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, she holds not only a degree in professional voice but also a PGCE, which was completed from the University of Buckingham.

Katy has worked extensively as a professional opera singer with a strong foundation as a classroom music teacher having spent 2 years at King's Ely School. With years of experience behind her Katy is an extremely capable and friendly teacher who can deliver progress to all students.

+ What's your teaching style?

My teaching approach ensures each pupil receives individualised learning tailored to the pupil’s needs and abilities. My main focus is on creating a good and trusting relationship where the student feels valued and secure in their progress and can feel comfortable to ask questions. My aim is to make learning a fun experience for all.

+ Classes Katy Teaches

  • Glee Club
  • 1:1 Singing

+ Katy's details

Teaches: Thursdays

Contact: katy@theartsrevolution.org


Stephanie Frankland

+ Read Stephanie's bio

Steph Frankland is currently in her final year studying saxophone, clarinet and flute at the Royal College of Music. Alongside her studies, she regularly performs in the bands for musicals, most recently Sister Act, Chicago and All Shook Up, with aspirations to play on the West End in the future.

In addition, Steph enjoys chamber music, and has performed in venues including Cadogan Hall, St James’ Church, Piccadilly and the Royal Opera House with the Aesthesia Saxophone Quartet. Steph has also performed in the Vortex and Ronnie Scott’s with the RCM Big Band.

+ What's your teaching style?

I love to make my lessons engaging and pass on my passions for playing music. I try to adapt each lesson to the individual – there is no one way to teach a lesson. I think it is important to gauge what the child wants to do, whether that’s pushing through grades, aspiring to perform as regularly as possible or learning just as a hobby.

+ Classes Stephanie teaches

  • Saxophone
  • Clarinet
  • Flute

+ Stephanie's details

Teaches: Tuesdays

Contact: stephanie@theartsrevolution.org


Daniel Chappell

+ Read Daniel's bio

Daniel Lee Chappell is a pianist and composer with a career that has seen him perform across the UK, US, Europe, and Russia. He was mentored by acclaimed pianist Andrew Wilde through the generous sponsored of the North West Arts Trust, before moving to London in 2015 to take up a Robert McFadzean Whyte scholarship at the Royal College of Music, studying composition with Kenneth Hesketh. He previously attended Chetham’s School of Music, University of Manchester, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

As an educator, Daniel teaches piano students from beginners up to ABRSM Diploma. He is also a lecturer at the University of Reading, where he teaches undergraduates on the BA in Education Studies course. His work in learning and outreach projects in the arts includes projects with Opera Holland Park, and Armonico Consort.

+ What's your teaching style?

+ Classes Daniel teaches

  • Piano

+ Daniel's details

Teaches: Thursdays

Contact: daniel@theartsrevolution.org

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August Janonyte

+ Read Auguste's bio

Lithuanian violinist Auguste Emilija Janonyte is a winner of the prestigious Young Musician 2011 International Contest for Pianists, Violinists and Cellists in Tallin, Estonia. She successfully participated in more than 20 National and International Violin Competitions and at the age of 7 Auguste was presented with a Queen Morta’s Prize for musical achievements.

She is regularly a soloist with orchestras across Europe in prestigious concert halls inc. Lithuanian National Philharmonic Society, the Academic Glinka Capella in St. Petersburg and Liverpool Capstone Theatre. Since September 2016 Auguste is studying as Ian Stoutzker Prize Scholar at the Royal College of Music in London with Professor Jan Repko. Auguste is a regular outreach leader with Tri-Borough Music Hub.

+ What's your teaching style?

To really excel in learning an instrument, the student has to really enjoy it. That is why enjoyability is the most important element of my teaching style, as well as being versatile with every student.

+ Classes Auguste teachers

  • Violin

+ Auguste's Details

Teaches: Tuesdays

Contact: auguste@theartsrevolution.org

Bursary Fund

We are currently in the process of setting up a bursary fund for parents who may be struggling financially. If you are a member of the PTA or would like to contribute to the fund, please get in touch with us at info@theartsrevolution.org.

If you need support, please get in contact as we may have received donations to help you.



Performing arts teacher

Dance class at lunch


Isabel Harries

Piano & Harp during day, Music Theory at lunch


1:1 Singing during day,
Glee Club after school

Auguste Janonyte



Performing arts teacher

Musical Theatre after school


Dan Chappell


Nika Pinter

Flute during day, The Hampden Ensemble lunch time


Saxophone & Clarinet


No teaching scheduled

Schedule notices:

  • Teachers start back on w/c 23rd September. Please see the schedule above.

Year Calendar ‘19


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Useful information

Who to contact

Please contact Siobhan at info@theartsrevolution.org if you have any questions or inquires.

Lunch sessions need to know

Unlike instrumental lessons, children will not be collected for their lunch classes. Please ensure your child remembers to attend. We will ask their class teachers to try and remind them too. The class times and days are available in the weekly timetable above.

After school sessions need to know

For after school sessions, children should come straight to the main hall at the end of class. Parents are asked to pick up their children at 4:30pm promptly.