LEARNING
Music

Music is an integral part of our curriculum; it abounds throughout our classes on a daily basis. Music is a unique and universal language and a very important part of every child’s education.


All pupils receive an exciting and varied classroom music programme, based on the National Curriculum programmes of study.


They are taught to:


  • Perform, listen and evaluate music across a range of genres and historical periods
  • Sing and use their voices to create and compose music, individually and in groups.
  • Explore how music is created through the dimensions of pitch, duration, dynamics, timbre, texture, structure and notation.


Additionally all students in Year 1 and 2 learn the violin in class lessons each week.


Our Music Academy enables every child to learn to play an musical instrument through individual and group tuition. The Academy includes opportunities for children to participate in:


Groups and ensembles, Musical Composition, Music Technology, Choir and Chamber Choir, Band Programme and Music Awards Programme.

Music Academy

Our Music Academy, operating at The Prep and Pre-Preps enables every child to learn to play a musical instrument through individual and group tuition. The Academy includes opportunities for children to participate in:.


Groups and ensembles, Musical Composition, Music Technology, Choir and Chamber Choir, Pop Band Programme and Music Awards Programme.


The British Prep offers the additional opportunities below:


1. Band Programme

Pupils from Years 4 – 8 have the opportunity to be involved in a band programme where they choose to learn a woodwind (clarinet, flute or saxophone), brass (trumpet, trombone or tuba) or un-tuned/tuned percussion (marimba) instrument in a classroom setting.


This is an instructional class where students learn pitches, note values and rhythms together with their classmates. Children enjoy the social aspects of the band ensemble while rehearsing and performing.


2. Music Groups & Performances

All children are encouraged to participate in the vast array of music groups offered such as:  choir, band, orchestra, chamber ensembles and rock groups. They will also have the opportunity to perform at Music Festivals, Concerts, Drama Productions, Music Assemblies, Prizegivings, Competitions and other special events throughout the year.

3. Instrumental Tuition

Prep provides highly qualified music tutors for one on one or group lessons (2 students per class) on instruments which include: flute, clarinet, saxophone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, violin, viola, cello, bass, guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, piano, drums, voice and advanced theory. (The Pre-Preps offer this also with reduced instrument choices to suit the age of students). Students also have the chance to sit Royal Schools of Music Examinations, as well as performing as soloists at various musical events.

The British Prep encourages every child to learn an instrument. Playing an instrument is enjoyable, develops children’s confidence and self-discipline, provides a sense of achievement, and allows children to express themselves through their instrument.

We are registered as a (“Hagwon”) to support and prepare students for the next stage of their education.


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