Cornwall Music Service Trust Pupil Of The Month - May 2017 Winner


Congratulations go to Borja Arbones who has been awarded the CMST Pupil of The Month award for May, 2017.

Borja joined St Mary’s school from Spain in year 4 where he went straight into the first access brass. He really took to the Cornet and was keen to continue with individual Trumpet lessons when he moved to class 5.

Claire his teacher commented “Borja works really hard both in lessons and at home. He is always keen to work towards the next grade (he has passed both his grade 1 and 2 with very high marks) and finds lots of different ways to help him overcome some of the language barriers he comes across, especially in the exam process; remembering scales in particular, Borja came up with his own unique way of remembering which scales were which!”

Claire continued to say “Borja was keen to explore the ensemble side of his trumpet playing and has recently joined the CAPA band at Penryn school. This has helped his general sight reading and playing. Borja is such a pleasure to teach, always on time and always has all of his music well organised and ready to go.”

Gareth Churcher, Head of Service for CMST, added “this is a fine example of the routes of progression on offer starting at First Access level and where encouragement of our pupils to join ensembles allows them to benefit from many options of music education on offer ”.

Well done Borja for this amazing achievement and congratulation to all those that have been nominated so far this year, this is a real testament from your CMST teachers of how well they believe you are progressing.