Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
Mr M Hogg - Subject leader
Peripatetic Music Team
We believe every child should have the opportunity to learn an instrument to develop self-expression and we do our best to accommodate as many students as possible. Currently we have around 150 students per week involved in extra-curricular music lessons on a range of instruments and vocals. There is currently no charge for this service.
Studies have shown that learning to play an instrument can make a difference in a child’s academic performance. Fostering a dedication in developing instrumental/vocal skills requires self-discipline, time management and organisation - all important transferable skills. Instrumental/vocal tuition is vital for increasing confidence and promotes creativity, as well as developing identity and self-expression. Becoming fluent in an instrument/vocals will allow access for pupils to take part in extra-curricular music concerts and wider performance opportunities, as well as supporting their work in the classroom at KS3 and KS4.
Students are invited to take part in extra-curricular music opportunities alongside their timetabled studies. These ensembles include:
- Senior and Junior Choirs
- Steel Pans ensembles
- Brass ensemble
- String ensemble
- Soul Band
- Drum Club
KS3 & KS4 Curriculum 2019-2020
We have a number of specialist peripatetic music teachers, timetabled to give tuition in the following instruments:
- Brass – Mr P Mooney
- Drum Kit – Mr D Braithwaite
- Keyboard/Piano – Mr L Morson/Mr M Burton
- Guitar/Bass guitar/Ukulele – Mr D Braithwaite
- Steel Pans ensembles – Mr M Clarke
- Woodwind – Mr M Burton
- Violin – Miss R Bedford
- Vocals – Mrs C Jane
We support pupils in the development of their instrumental/vocal skills and, when of certain standard, encourage them to partake in extra-curricular ensembles and universally recognised ABRSM and Trinity College London exams.