Our Senior Music School is for young musicians playing or singing at Grade 5 and above.
The morning starts with the whole school singing together in the choir which is an excellent way to develop aural skills, ensemble skills, get to know each other and have fun!
This is followed by a general musicianship class in smaller groups. Our classes vary each term and recent offers have included: second study saxophone group, folk group, conducting, composition, improvisation, barbershop, and music history. The choice of class each term is up to the individual pupil, and is often determined by what they are doing in the rest of their musical lives. Requests for different classes can usually be accommodated by one of our multi-talented staff.
The second bespoke class of the morning is aural/listening where each pupil attends the most appropriate class for them. This is either the specific aural for Grades 5-8, or GCSE/A Level listening.
The second half of the morning is purely practical, primarily with students working in small chamber ensembles coached by a member of staff. We know our pupils as musicians and work hard each term to find inspiring and challenging repertoire to help nurture each pupil’s musical development. Pupils will generally be one to a part.
This is followed by a solo performance class where pupils perform their chosen piece to the whole school. Feedback is invited from their peers and staff members, including our resident ABRSM examiner and experienced GCSE and A Level teacher.
9.45-10.15 General Musicianship
11.00-12.00 Chamber Music Rehearsal
12.00-12.30 Performance Class
Senior Music School – £24 per week paid half termly.
Part-time (9.00-10.45 or 11.00-12.30) – £15 per week paid half termly.
We offer a 10% family discount.
Bursaries are available.