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St. George’s is able to offer a wide range of instrumental and vocal tuition, in a variety of styles. In addition to orchestra string, woodwind and brass lessons we offer vocal, guitar, percussion, and piano lessons in a range of classical, jazz and popular music styles.
Students sign up for instrumental lessons through an application form available from the music department.
Instrumental lessons take place during the school day but the time rotates that that students do not miss the same lesson each week. The timetable is on display outside S2, the music room. If your child has a problem with their lesson time (because of a test or trip) they should come to the music department in advance to change the time of their lesson.
Musical Instrument Hire
Students must have an instrument which they can use to practise at home. Some instruments are available for hire through the school. (Drums, guitar, piano/keyboard are not available for hire). For more information contact Ms Savage, Head of Music.
Please note that, if you learn a brass/woodwind/string instrument it is expected that you will attend the appropriate ensemble regularly. It is expected that all students attending singing lessons attend the appropriate choir regularly.
There are a number of extra-curricular music activities at St Georges School.
St Georges School Choir
The Choir sings a wide range of songs in different styles including pop songs and has performed at Wembley Arena and on BBC Songs of Praise this year. The choir rehearses Wednesday 3.30pm in S2.
The Concert Orchestra is an orchestra for brass, woodwind and string players of all abilities at school and rehearses on Monday 3.15pm – 4.15pm in S2.
Rock School is open to anyone who wishes to form or join a band. It is open to all budding electric guitarists, bass players, keyboardist, drummers and vocalists. Groups choose to perform either their own songs, or a range of pop/rock music. Rock School meets on Thursday 3.30 – 5.30pm in S2.
Music Theory Club
Music Theory Club is for anyone who is working towards ABRSM Grade 5 theory. The club is open to all musicians for all abilities. Music Theory club meets during lunchtime on Monday, 1.30 – 2.00pm in S2.