“Music is strong, 2/3 learn an instrument.” The Good Schools Guide 2009
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The Chapel Choir sings The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Music plays a crucial role in the all round education at Farleigh and the department aims to instil a lifelong love of music in all its pupils. A team of specialist teachers teaches the subject from Reception to Year 8: the Pre-Prep has a dedicated music teacher and the Prep School has a team of two full-time teachers.
|Two thirds of our pupils learn an instrument|
In Years 3 to 6, children receive two lessons of music each week whilst, in Years 7 and 8, they receive one lesson. The curriculum is varied and aims to develop the skills of music making through fun and stimulating activities.
In Years 3 and 4, musical concepts are taught to approximately Grade 1 level, equipping pupils with a sound knowledge to achieve well in our topic based work further up the school. Topics studied by Years 5 to 8 include Medieval Music, Polyrhythm, Jazz and Blues, Song Composition and Film Music.
|Music at Farleigh is strong|
Singing plays an important role in the life of the school and besides the daily singing in Chapel and weekly hymn practices, class lessons, particularly in Years 3 to 6, incorporate a large amount of singing. The school is proud of its music scholars and potential scholars are identified early (from Year 6) and given plenty of encouragement, support and preparation.
|The junior choir perform in the Summer Concert|