Music

Through our Instrumental and Vocal Music Programme, students at ISH can choose to take instrumental lessons after school, or to participate in a band workshop or choir. Information about the following is provided below:

  • Instrumental Lessons
  • Choir and Ensemble
  • Band Club

Instrumental Lessons

Private instrumental music lessons are available after school for all ISH students. Lessons are provided by visiting instrumental teachers and are paid for privately by parents. Below is a list of instruments currently offered on-campus, as well as contact details of instrumental teachers:

Guitar: Santiago Gutiérrez Bolio, sgbguitar@gmail.com

Piano, Beginner/Intermediate: Ingrid Hagel, ingrid@ingridhagel.com

Violin: Venera Stika, vstika@ish.dk

Violin: Ingrid Hagel, ingrid@ingridhagel.com

Cello: Samuel Kunstler, samuelkunstlerrio@gmail.com

Saxophone and Clarinet: Aram Shelton, aramshelton@gmail.com

Trumpet: Gerard Presencer, gpresencer@hotmail.com

Voice: Helene McClellan, helenemcclellan@gmail.com

Information about taking instrumental lessons
How to apply

Contact the relevant instrumental teacher if you would like to take lessons. The instrumental teacher will advise you about teaching days and available timeslots.

Enrolment and Tuition fees (effective as of Sep 2016)

Students commit to learning their instrument for a full semester. Lessons will automatically roll over to the next semester unless the Instrumental Teacher is notified that you wish to discontinue lessons. Please contact Instrumental Teachers for more information. Please note that tuition fees are the prescribed minimum fees by the Dansk Musiker Forbund.

Individual lessons:

Individual lesson, 30 mins:  240 DKK
For students up to 7 years:  Occasionally, the instrumental teacher may suggest that your child could benefit from taking a 20 minute lesson, and will discuss this with you if relevant.

Group lessons (price per student):

Group lesson (2 students), 30 mins:  150 DKK
Group lesson (3 students), 40 mins:   150 DKK

*Group lessons or longer lessons may be offered at the Instrumental Teacher’s discretion. Instrumental teachers can advise you on whether a group lesson would be suitable for you.

Cancellation due to illness/absence

Lessons may be rescheduled or cancelled with no charge up to 24 hours prior to the lesson. If an Instrumental Teacher is ill, lessons will be rescheduled or cancelled with no charge.

Buying or hiring an instrument

Students are expected to bring their own instrument to lessons. If you would like to buy an instrument, your instrumental teacher can recommend a suitable model for you. If you don’t own an instrument and would like to hire one instead, your instrumental teacher can recommend a music shop from which you can hire the instrument. The school does not hire instruments.

 

Choir and Band

Band

Songwriting and Band Club

Directed by Ingrid Hagel

In Band Club we play older and newer pop songs, take turns in learning the different pop band instruments (el-guitar, bass, drums, piano, percussion) and sing. We discover how the songs are composed and then create our own. Our focus is on creating and learning by doing!

For students in: PYP4-5 and MYP
Day/Time: Mondays after school, beginning September 18th
Location: main Music Room
Cost: 80 DKK per session (payment per 10 sessions)

To join, or for more information, please contact Ingrid at ingrid@ingridhagel.com.

 

Choirs and Singing Groups

‘Singing Circle’ for children 4-5 years

We learn to sing through games, rhymes and songs from around the world! This is a new group, and we need a minimum of 8 participants to be able to offer this course.

For students aged 4-5 years old.
Day/time: Tuesdays, 14.25-14.50
Location: main Music Room
Cost: 35dkk per session (payment per 10 sessions)

To join, or for more information, please contact Siobhan at cphlove2sing@gmail.com

 

‘Junior Voices’ (Copenhagen International Children’s Choir):

Directed by Siobhan Lamb

‘Junior Voices’ is a junior wing of the Copenhagen International Children’s Choir and specifically caters for younger children aged from 6-8. Sessions focus on developing singing and listening skills and children learn to sing songs from around the world. There are numerous opportunities to perform throughout the year, including collaboration with choirs from other international schools.

For students aged 6-8 years old.
Day/time: Tuesdays, 14.55-15.35
Location: main Music Room
Cost: 60dkk per session (payment per 10 sessions)

To join, or for more information, please contact Siobhan at cphlove2sing@gmail.com

 

‘Sassy Singers’

For students in PYP5 and MYP.

We learn to sing a wide repertoire of songs and backing parts, chosen by both the students and myself. We will focus on further developing our singing voices and also developing skills as performers and improvisers. This is a new group, and we need a minimum of 8 participants to be able to offer this course.

Day/time: Tuesdays, 15.40-16.25
Location: main Music Room
Cost: 60dkk per session (payment per 10 sessions)

To join, or for more information, please contact Siobhan at cphlove2sing@gmail.com

 

Copenhagen International Children’s Choir (off-campus)

Children aged 9-14 can join the Copenhagen International Children’s Choir, which is made up of children from various international schools.  Siobhan Lamb leads this choir on Wednesday afternoons at St Therese Kirke, next to Rygaards School. For more information, please contact Siobhan at cphlove2sing@gmail.com.

 
  

Music Theory Club

Directed by Venera Stika

We are currently taking expressions of interest for the Music Theory Club. This group is all about learning the language of music. Students will develop their skills in reading and writing music in order to create their own music compositions. Learning music theory will help your child be a well-rounded musician and make it possible for them to progress further in their musical education by understanding how music works, how to read a score and how to play well with others. This elective will start with a minimum of five students and the fee will be around 40 kr per lesson. If you are interested you can send an email to vstika@ish.dk.

Questions?
For general questions about the Instrumental and Vocal Music Programme, please contact the Music Coordinator, Ms. Druitt: jdruitt@ish.dk.