St Peter’s offers a diverse range of vocal and instrumental lessons to students that cater for all levels and musical styles.

Music tuition caters for absolute beginners through to more advanced students, allowing individuals to explore music-making comprehensively in a one–on–one environment. There are currently over four hundred individual lessons a week taught by our twenty-five specialist instrumental teachers. These private lessons are taught by qualified and experienced tutors at an additional cost.

The aim of the tuition programme is to develop students’ musical, social and personal awareness through participation in individual music instruction, in support of their involvement in musical ensembles, rehearsals and performances. Students are encouraged to participate in the exciting array of musical ensembles and activities on offer at St Peter’s, allowing them to experience the joys of music–making through performance. Through studying music, students add significantly to their quality of life both at school and into the future.

We offer an exciting selection of lessons. Tuition is available in the following instruments: banjo, bass guitar, bassoon, brass, cello, clarinet, double bass, drums, flute, guitar, jazz piano, oboe, piano, recorder, saxophone, ukulele, viola and violin. We also offer lessons in voice, music theory, songwriting as well as aural & ear tests.

There are advantages to taking music tuition at St Peter’s. The 30 minute lessons operate during the school day on a rotational timetable so that students do not miss the same school lesson each week. Private tuition complements the classroom learning of music students where they can take time to develop their instrumental skills and theoretical knowledge at their own pace. All students who receive tuition are able to take part in the Bevan Cup competition, the St Peter’s annual music competition which has been running since the school’s inception. Students taking part in itinerant lessons also have the opportunity to complete graded courses through both Trinity College and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music (ABRSM). At St Peter’s students can access instruments for hire, including orchestral string instruments, and some brass and woodwind. Students also have access to extensive practice facilities.

Taking music lessons fosters personal growth. Through a commitment to weekly lessons and regular practice, as well as the organisation involved in bringing music and instruments each week, music lessons encourage students to take responsibility for themselves and to learn self-management skills.

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