The school has a very high reputation for the quality and extent of its music-making. All children from Nursery upwards are taught by specialist musicians and are encouraged to experience the enjoyment of music through performing, composing and listening. Children in Year 3 also experience an opportunity to play a stringed instrument – violin, viola, cello or double bass. A wide range of musical activities is offered to children throughout the school. These include singing in one of the school choirs (Year 2, Junior, Senior or Chamber Choir), playing in one of the recorder ensembles, the string ensemble, or the school orchestra. Some pupils also sing with the Senior School Chapel Choir
Upper Prep pupils join the Senior School pupils for Ipswich School concerts held at Snape Maltings and Ipswich Corn Exchange, offering them unforgettable experiences. Tuition is available in singing and in a wide variety of instruments. These lessons are taught by visiting staff on a weekly basis in regular lesson time or in breaks, following a rota system.
Click here for the senior school’s Faculty of Music.