Our purpose built music studio is fully equipped with grand piano, audio-visual system, drum-kit, a wide selection of World percussion instruments, and music technology equipment (soundbeam, keyboards, sampler, iPads and wireless speakers). The room is spacious enough to hold concerts and training sessions for about 70 people.
Music is now taught by class teachers, to all pupils in regular weekly sessions. Specialist music teachers are also engaged regularly to enhance the curriculum offer.
In addition all lower school pupils attend weekly Singing and Signing sessions co-ordinated by our Speech and Language Therapy department.
Our class teachers also use music throughout the day within lesson delivery, and as part of morning greeting and home-time routines, and assemblies.
In addition to the regular music curriculum, Victoria school offers extra-curricular musical activities for pupils:
Visiting Musicians: Concerts and Workshops
All pupils in school attend workshops and concerts with visiting musicians. These are often linked to topics within the curriculum, particularly during the Spring term when the whole school topic takes place.
We have an established a 14 year long partnership with CBSO musicians, who deliver an extended creative music project every year, culminating in a performance within school. We host regular CBSO ensemble concerts and workshops in school, including the ‘Little Big Time Band’ and a String Trio.
Some classes attend the schools concerts at Symphony Hall and the CBSO Centre.