From an early age, in addition to encouraging creative thinking and teamwork, musical education provides a fun environment for self-expression while rewarding children for hard work.
We strive to nurture talent in our pupils from an early age, and encourage the development of musical skills and knowledge through our well-structured programme of music education.
Gresham’s became an All-Steinway School on 27th November, 2012. All-Steinway Schools demonstrate a commitment to excellence by providing students and faculties with the best equipment possible for the study of music.
Every year group in the school enjoys two weekly class music lessons, taught by our specialist class music teachers. As well as these classes, individual tuition is offered in the following instruments:
Many pupils in the school play a musical instrument and many regularly take ABRSM or Trinity music exams. The lessons are taught by visiting music teachers who also teach at our Prep School, thus ensuring a sense of continuity when the child moves up from the Pre-Prep to the Prep School. As part of our scheme to encourage children to play an instrument, every child in Year 2 has a weekly, class recorder lesson which gives them an appreciation of belonging to an ensemble as well as improving their musicianship.
Every child in Year 2 is a member of the Pre-Prep Choir. The choir rehearses every week with Gresham’s Prep Director of Music and twice a year they provide the anthem in the Prep School Saturday morning chapel service.
All children take part in a nativity production which involves all year groups every year. This allows them to experience drama and music together in creating a performance which is played in front of audiences in the school hall. At the end of the summer term there is a Pre-Prep Summer Celebration Concert as part of our Speech Day in the Auden Theatre (located at our Senior School).