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Music

 

Music is an important part of our school life and we have a reputation for excellence in performing arts. Girls have the opportunity to perform regularly in front of their peers and parents, and to perform in the local community.

The discipline of having to learn lines, dance routines and musical pieces and working as part of a team are all valuable skills for young people to learn. The fun and excitement your daughter will experience will remain with her for many years.

The performing arts develop self-esteem and confidence and provide variety and breadth so each girl has the chance to get involved. Our aim is to give your daughter a chance to take part and, if she is particularly keen, the opportunity to develop her talent further. Our older girls have the opportunity to perform in the School's state-of-the-art Countess of Wessex theatre, which has a capacity of 300.

Members of the Senior school Music Department, as well as our Prep school Music Specialist teach the girls.  The pupils have the opportunity to participate in the Choir at Key Stage 2 and a number of informal music concerts take place throughout the year, which involves girls from both the Prep and Senior schools.

In addition to class-based music lessons with our specialist music teacher, girls can have individual music tuition taught by a large team of peripatetic music teachers. Many girls learn an instrument such as cello, flute, piano or saxophone, or have singing lessons, and are successfully prepared for Associated Board exams.  Musical activities take a variety of guises - concerts, smaller ensembles, individual performances and class music lessons. 

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