Getting involved in music can be one of the most rewarding experiences for any child. Whether learning an instrument, voice, composing or directing, music offers an instant community and creative outlet that will stay with them for their whole lives.
Not merely an academic class, music also offers individual challenge through the peripatetic programme, team success and friendship through our choirs and instrumental groups. With a broad range of extra-curricular activities truly unique and memorable experiences are shared with the school community through standing on stages both within and beyond the walls of Tettenhall College.
At Tettenhall, we believe every pupil should have access to the joy of musical discovery and encourage all pupils to learn an instrument and get involved with the groups and choirs on offer.
Music is taught throughout the School from Reception up to Year 9, with GCSE, AS and A-Level being offered in the Senior School.
For our younger pupils, music is a practical subject with performance being the main part of each class. Students are encouraged to bring their instruments to class where they can share their expertise with their class mates and class work is performed in school assemblies regularly throughout the year. In the GCSE and A-level programmes pupils increase their knowledge of performance, composition and theory through specialised study and practice.
Pupils learning an instrument or voice, as well as those who simply enjoy singing, are encouraged to join one of the music groups at the college. There are numerous choirs across the whole age range and instrumental groups for those learning an instrument. Performance opportunities vary from assemblies, and chapel services to overseas tours. Many of our pupils have gone on to perform with leading professional and national music groups as singers, actors and instrumentalists.
We have a wealth of musical expertise in our team of peripatetic music teachers. Students are actively encouraged to learn an instrument during their time at Tettenhall College and this can start from Year One. This first step will lead your child into a world of musical opportunity.