The Music Department is based in our modern and spacious Performing Arts Centre. Facilities here include two specialist music classrooms, an IT room equipped with Sibelius and Cubase software and keyboards, 5 practice rooms where peripatetic music lessons take place, two drama studios and a large theatre space which seats 200. We also have a well equipped recording studio and benefit from an excellent range of musical instruments for pupils' use.
Music is taught to all pupils to the end of Year 9, with an exciting range of topics explored. Edexcel GCSE and A Level Music courses are offered in Years 10 to 13, with healthy uptake and strong outcomes at both levels.
Our vibrant extra-curricular programme and comprehensive peripatetic tuition offer is outlined below.
Mr M Whiteside, Head of Music and Performing Arts
Mrs E O'Connell, Teacher of Music
Mr S Carroll, Performing Arts Technician
We are proud to offer a full range of extra-curricular choirs and ensembles, including:
Our weekly rehearsal schedule can be found in the Performing Arts Centre.
Instrumental lessons are available for most instruments. Application forms may be obtained from Reception.
We are very fortunate to have a large number of experienced and highly-skilled peripatetic teachers:
|Maria Balhetchet||Violin & Viola|
|Vicky Barents||Flute, Clarinet, Oboe & Saxophone|
|Stuart Darling||Voice & Piano|
|Christina Leigh||Piano & Cello|
|David Waller||Drum Kit & Percussion|
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