Music at Mougins School
At Mougins School music forms an important part of daily life. Music classes and appreciation begins in our Nursery Class, and from the age of four, children can choose to take private lessons in a particular instrument.
Our music department is led by professional musician Faye Gossedge who combines a love of music with her wide professional experience to every lesson. Faye is joined by Valentina Deidda, who has a wealth of musical and teaching experience in the UK.
About Faye Gossedge
Faye trained as a concert pianist in the Birmingham Conservatoire and the Krakow academy of music, before pursuing her love of leading choirs, and orchestra as a conductor.
Before coming to Mougins School, Faye taught music at two other prestigious international schools, and continues to broaden the rich music programme at Mougins School, instilling a love of music and performance throughout the students.
About Valentina Deidda
After studying classical music at the Pierluigi Da Palestrina Conservatory of Music in Cagliari and obtaining the status of qualified teacher in piano performance, Valentina continued her professional studies with a Master of Arts in Music Education at the UCL Institute of Education in London.
Prior to joining Mougins School as a primary school music teacher, Valentina was Head of Music for KS1 and KS2 and Head of Reception, achieving ‘Good’ under the New Ofsted Inspection Framework in London.
Read more on Valentina here.
The music programme at Mougins School
The school has three different choirs and two music ensembles that students can join depending on their year group.
As well as having two full time music teachers, Mougins school welcomes a team of excellent visiting tutors, teaching both vocal and instrumental lessons. During the academic year, they keep their students motivated through external music examination programmes such as the well-respected ABRSM music grades and examinations with the School of Rock as well as LAMDA voice and music exams.
The extracurricular music that we study at Mougins School:
NEW: String Sessions
VIOLIN | VIOLA | CELLO
DRUM KIT | ROCK | JAZZ
GUITAR | BASS GUITAR
Strings: VIOLIN | VIOLA | CELLO
Brass: TRUMPET | TROMBONE | EUPHONIUM