Instrumental or Vocal Music Tuition
Instrumental lessons are available in school, and parents pay £90 per term. Boys who take GCSE or A level or who are Pupil Premium receive free lessons. Our team of well-qualified and experienced instrumental teachers give one lesson each week during school time on a rota basis. Lessons are usually individual and last either 20 or 30 minutes. We have some school instruments which are available to loan to pupils. Boys may buy a new instrument through the school and not have to pay VAT using the Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme. The following instruments are offered:
|Flute||Mr S Hay|
|Oboe||Miss R Dawkins|
|Clarinet||Mr J Meadows|
|Saxophone||Mr E Drew|
|Bassoon||Mr P Brookes|
|French Horn / Tenor Horn||Mrs C Butler|
|Trumpet / Cornet||Mrs C Butler|
|Trombone / Euphonium / Tuba||Mr C Hickman|
|Percussion||Miss L Pearcey|
|Tabla||Mr H Matharu|
|Guitars||Mr A Rose|
|Guitars||Miss D Palmer|
|Bass Guitar||Mr J Griffiths|
|Violin / Viola||Miss E Goble|
|Violin / Viola||Mr Z Georgiev|
|Cello||Ms E Newton|
|Double Bass||Mr J Walters|
|Voice||Miss L Markgren|
Piano and keyboard lessons are not available in school, but we have many excellent pianists in the school who take lessons privately, at home.
Many boys take ‘grade’ examinations of the Associated Board or Trinity, and excellent results are obtained. Over 90 boys took ‘grade’ music exams in school last academic year, and many obtained a ‘merit’ or ‘distinction’.
Of special note is the achievement of Harry Atkinson. In his grade 8 Double Bass he not only achieved a Distinction, but gained 146 out of a possible 150 marks. He then went on to gain a ‘distinction’ in his Diploma.