The Southwater Junior Academy


Learning an Instrument at SJA

Whole Class Learning
Children at Southwater Junior Academy learn the ukulele throughout their time with us with their music teacher Mrs Kerney-Haynes. We have a class set of ukuleles to enable this to happen. They have a concentrated two terms learning in Year 3 and this is reinforced and extended each term for 1 or 2 lessons in Year 4, 5 and 6 to increase their fluency and confidence.

Individual and Group Learning
Children at SJA also have the opportunity throughout their time with us to learn an instrument in an individual or group lesson with a visiting/peripatetic music teacher.
We currently offer: cello, violin, guitar, woodwind, bassoon, brass and percussion.
All our teachers manage their own recruiting, timetables and billing for lessons and can be contacted directly using the following information. 

Cello – Mr Ethan Merrick      
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Violin – Mrs Lindsay Leighton   
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Guitar – Mr Beau Barnard  
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Woodwind (flute, clarinet and saxophone) - Mrs Marian Obourne    
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Bassoon – Mrs Angela Kirsten
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Brass(cornet, baritone and trombone)– Mr Paul Satchwell
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Keyboard – Mrs Sarah Farr   
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Drumming – Mr Will Romain
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Most teachers are Associate Tutors for West Sussex Music and as such have access to West Sussex Music reduced instrument hire and opportunities for children who are eligible for pupil premium. For more information about both of these access the following website: