Our aim is for each student to learn skills on a variety of instruments, whilst developing listening and notation skills.  Throughout S1, the students will complete units of work on the following instruments:-

  • Tuned percussion
  • Djembe drum
  • Guitar (melodic and chordal)
  • Drumkit
  • Bass Guitar
  • Voice



As well as learning practical skills, students are encouraged to enhance their listening and knowledge skills by analysing music from around the world. A unit on Instruments of the Orchestra is also completed.

Prior experience on instruments is a factor and we always look to incorporate and develop a student’s talent on instruments they are already playing.

We are very proud of the vast extra-curricular programme our department has to offer. There are many performances throughout the year of which your son/daughter can participate if they wish to join one of our ensembles.