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Mr Bilby - Music Specialist Teacher
Miss K Wells
Music Leader

At Lytchett Matravers Primary School, we believe in music for all.


At LMPS we aim to engage and inspire pupils to develop both a love of music and their talent as musicians. We aim to develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, listen to and perform a wide range of musical styles both in individual and group settings.

Every child in Lytchett Matravers Primary School receives one music lesson a week from Reception to Year 6.  This takes place in the lovely, spacious, well-equipped studio.  There are several keyboards, xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones and a wide variety of percussion instruments.  A diverse range of topics are covered and often alongside the wider curriculum within each year group, where appropriate. Children enjoy taking part in a wide range of musical activities including singing, playing instruments, listening to and appraising music, playing games and performing.

At present, each year, Dorset Music Service supports a Musicianship Programme for a year group for a term. This gives the children the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument free of charge for a term. If the children wish to continue with those lessons once the programme has finished, they may be able to do so.


Dorset Music Service have released information regarding funding support for music lessons. Please click on the link below to take you to the Changing Key funding page. 

Changing Key Funding Applications.

Instrumental Lessons


At Lytchett Matravers Primary School we have a wide variety of private instrumental lessons available, that take place in our music practice room or the studio, and are offered from Year 3. 

Drums - Mr Bennett                                                     

Woodwind - Mrs Neagle

Piano - Mrs Storey                                                           

Brass - Mr Bilby                                                         

Ukulele – Mrs Storey                      

Violin – Mrs Glaser                                                  

Guitar - Mr Gibson                                            

Children that have been learning an instrument for at least one term are encouraged to bring their instrument to their whole class curriculum music lessons.


Musical Clubs at LMPS

Lytchett Matravers Primary School offers the following musical clubs:





KS2 Choir

Thursday after school

Miss Wells and Mrs Markham

Years 3, 4, 5 and 6


*Paused until January 2024*

Tuesday lunchtime

Miss Wells, Mr Bilby, Mrs Markham

By invitation



Throughout the year, there are a variety of opportunities for all children to perform a musical item to an audience.  We hold termly assemblies where the children can exhibit their newly acquired skills to an audience of fellow students and parents.  

We work closely with our partner schools in the Lytchett Pyramid to take part in workshops.  

We also work collaboratively as a school staff team to put on a wonderful end of year musical performance which involves choir, orchestra, dancers, actors and stage crew.  


Below you can find the following documents; 

A guide to music at Lytchett Matravers:  This document guides you through the private instrumental lessons on offer at Lytchett Matravers and also includes a slip that you can complete to give to the office if your son/daughter is interested in taking up a musical instrument.

Music Curriculum Intent Statements for EYFS/ KS1 and KS2 for 2022-23

Web Pages & Useful APPs

The following web pages/apps may be of interest to you.