Music at St Ambrose


At St Ambrose we believe that music and singing are an important part of our school and that it is an entitlement for all children to have a good music education.  Children should be inspired to develop a love of music that increases their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Our weekly music lessons develop an understanding of musical concepts and practical skills and give an awareness of different musical traditions, styles and cultures.


"What I love about this school is that it puts music at the heart of school improvement."

Anita Kerwin-Nye, Chair of Musical Futures



Just Play music with St. Ambrose


St Ambrose Primary school delivers Rock Band once a week. This is an opportunity for them to further develop their musical skills and understanding in an engaging and interactive way. There are a number of different pop and rock songs that the children learn to play, using a variety of tuned and untuned instruments to recreate the music

Pupils in key stage 2 can come and play in the school rock band after school on a Wednesday 3.20-4.15pm.

Due to the tremendous success of the just play scheme, we ow offer it as part of our music curriculum for years 4,5 and 6. This means the children can gain transferable skills and can use this in rock band if they wish to do so. 

If you're not sure what to expect have a look at the pictures below, or even better pop along!


Music opportunities outside school


Venue: Chorlton Music Centre, Chorlton High School, Nell Lane, Chorlton, M217SL

Time: Saturday mornings from 8.30 – 1pm (term time)

Cost: It costs £36 a term to join the Music Centre with access to unlimited ensembles. There is an additional charge for tuition. See for additional information.



Age / level



Age 3-5



Age 5-7


Suzuki violin ensemble

Age 5 – 7 beginner


Guitar ensemble

Age 7+


String orchestra level 1

Beginner - intermediate


Windband level 1

Beginner - intermediate


Saturday Sing (Rock Reggae Pop)


All 11.30-12.30pm

Woodwind / brass / string / percussion piano / guitar /

Age 5+

(actual time arranged following enrolment )

Looking for information about music provision in Manchester? is a fantastic website which can help parents find out what is available for their children depending on their musical interests, instruments or ability levels.


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