At the Bridge school I have continued to support the music lessons alongside offering individual trombone lessons for 5 of the students. Their note reading is improving, its slow progress but I only have 20 mins a week with them. I wrote up letters for the parents to explain that to maximise progress the students need to take their instruments home. Some of the students have started to do this.
With one particular student instead of trombone lessons we have done music appreciation lessons. This student in general dislikes school. I’ve tried to engage her and get her to feel more confident in communicating and expressing how she’s feeling. Each week we have done a different genre from HipHop, to Motown, and also individual iconic artists/bands such as Stevie Wonder and Radiohead.