Music

Music

Music

The Music Department teaches music throughout the Junior and Senior Schools at Key Stages 2 and 3, GCSE and A Level. The Head of Department is Mr Peter Tamblyn who has been in post since September 2009 supported by the Assistant Director of Music Mr Tom Brimelow who has been in post since September 2014. There are two full-time teachers and one part-time member of staff, plus a team of twenty seven visiting instrumental teachers all based within the newly refurbished and extended Music School. The subject follows the Edexcel curriculum to GCSE and the AQA curriculum A Level. The department runs a wide variety of extra-curricular musical activities and there is an annual calendar of musical events giving details of the many concerts held each year both within the school and beyond. The School offers a range of music scholarships and awards in the Senior School, and there are regular foreign tours.

The school delivers 500 one-to-one instrumental and vocal lessons a week, in 20 purpose-built practice rooms. Our visiting music teachers teach across the 7-18 age range.

VISITING MUSIC TEACHERS

Mr M Allnatt, Dip Orch. Studies
Mrs R Allnatt, Dip RCM, Cert Adv Study (‘cello)
Ms J Arnason, BA, MMUS, ALCM (double reeds)
Mr D Bowen, BEd (guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, composition, improvisation, song writing)
Mr M Cann, BA, PGCE (piano)
Mr S Crossen (percussion/ drum kit)
Mr A Daldorph (piano/singing) BA, FRCO
Miss S Dean, BMus (clarinet/saxophone)
Mrs C Galton, MA, ARCM (piano)
Mr A Gillett, ARCM (violin/viola)
Mr M Greenwood, LRAM (clarinet/saxophone)
Mrs T Guthrie, BA LGSM (singing)
Dr E J Grier, M.Phys, D.Phil (harp)
Mrs C Hardy, ARCM, LTCL (brass)
Miss C Hayek, LRAM, Prof. Cert (violin)
Mr A Hicks, GRSM, LGSM (singing), LRAM (piano), CertEd
Miss M Hiley, Dip RCM, ARCM
Ms S Hodder-Williams, BA, PGRNCM
Mr B Moore, BA, MA (Open), Cert ABRSM (trumpet)
Mrs A Northcott, GBSM, LGSM, ABSM (singing)
Ms M Orriss, GGSM (flute)
Mr P Painter, Dip Mus Ed, CertEd (brass)
Mr C Pettet, MA (piano)
Mrs K Stanley, BA, PGCE (guitar)
Mrs H Vercoe, BA, LRAM (piano)
Mrs E Williams, BA, PGCE (flute/piano)
Miss E Williams, BMus, PGCE (singing/piano)
Mrs R Willson, BA, MA (violin)