Musical pupils add another string to their bow

Congratulations to eight Removes pupils who recently achieved their Copper Music Medal. 

During Michaelmas Term, our Let’s Get Playing scheme gave all Removes pupils an opportunity to benefit from free lessons on an orchestral instrument that was brand new to them. 

Following their 12 weeks of lessons, Head of Strings, Mark Lansom, entered some of his pupils for the ABRSM Music Medal.

He said: “Music Medals are a great way to acknowledge and reward the hard work of pupils as they begin to learn an instrument. They are a stage before Grade 1 and require pupils to practise regularly and make significant progress in a short amount of time. 

“I am absolutely delighted that eight of our brand new string players took this opportunity to challenge themselves in this way and I am very proud of them.

“One of the aims of the Let’s Get Playing scheme was to inspire pupils to make music, and discover the joy of playing in an ensemble. I am really pleased that many of them have decided to continue with lessons and I’m looking forward to teaching them for many years to come.”

Well done to the following pupils, some of whom are pictured here with their instruments:

  • Otto Malasomma (RMMD)
  • Gadowl Oyedeji (RMMD)
  • Romilly Walsh (RMMB)
  • Matthew Callahan (RMJG)
  • Emily Singleton (RMJG)
  • Matthew Vaughan (RMSC)
  • Benas Brazaitis (RMMD)
  • Viona Goswami (RMSC)

The Let’s Get Playing scheme is possible thanks to generous funding from the King’s School Parents Association (KSPA) and our alumni association, CAOKS.