Music at St Mary’s School is lively, engaging, fun and of a very high quality.

Within the curriculum, music involves everybody and children are taught the key skills of performing, composing and appreciating a variety of musical styles.

Children have the opportunity to learn one or two instruments. Individual and group tuition can be arranged for pianoforte, violin, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, flute, recorder and voice. Specialist staff work in the school to teach these instruments.

We encourage children of all ages to enjoy performing and to develop their individual talents to a high standard. We have three choirs – Junior Choir (Years 2 – 3), Middle Choir (Years 4 – 5) and the Chapel Choir. We also offer wind band, recorder ensemble and ocarina clubs. Choirs and soloists frequently perform in concerts both in school and at other local venues.

We believe that a love of music, gained in childhood, lasts a lifetime, and that making music with others is a social and enjoyable experience.