Music is taught by specialist teachers in the school and girls both attain high standards and develop a real enjoyment of music.
In Year 1 all girls take part in the ‘Strings Project’, where they learn either the violin or cello as a class group. At the end of the year, they can continue learning one of the instruments in private lessons and there is also the opportunity to take part in the Year 2 string ensemble for those who choose to . During Music lessons in Year 2, girls are then introduced to the recorder so they have experience of a different type of instrument. As they move up the school, most girls learn an instrument and there is a variety of orchestras, bands and ensembles in which they have the opportunity to play and perform. The school benefits from being able to offer girls a wide range of instruments taught by excellent visiting music teachers.
Girls really enjoy singing and there are many opportunities to sing in school choirs which, as well as being sociable and fun, helps girls to develop focus and concentration. Everybody has a chance to perform with their class at some point in the year where they can showcase their singing and musical skills. There are also opportunities for girls in Key Stage 2 to perform solo pieces or in small ensembles through a series of teatime concerts.