Music

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“Music is a universal language central to every culture of the world.”
Ron Brown
 

Philosophy of the Music department
The Music department at LPGS is an ever evolving, vibrant and dynamic department that inspires students to express and develop their creative ideas. Music and Music Technology are offered at every key stage, with our examination results at GCSE and A-level consistently placing us among the school’s highest-achieving subjects. The achievements of our students are celebrated each term through school concerts and wider community events each term. The extra-curricular programme is rich and varied and driven by the interests and abilities of the students. There are choirs to suit all vocal styles, orchestras and concert bands for instrumentalists that suitably challenge students of grade 1 through to grade 8. There are opportunities to play in small chamber groups such as the Chamber Orchestra, Flute Ensemble and Trumpet Ensemble.  The most committed students can become part of the Tour Band which has performed all over Europe as well as China in 2013 playing concerts in both Beijing and Shanghai.

What we expect from our students
Students are expected to be well organised, and willing to learn.  They are encouraged to take creative risks, experimenting with their own ideas and embrace the different styles of music explored in the lessons.   A positive learning environment is fostered and students are expected to support each other, working effectively on their own and as part of a team.  We encourage students to use their initiative and work independently. There are opportunities for students to take part in performances, making a positive contribution to the life of the school.

Instrumental lessons
Instrumental lessons are taught by a team of Peripatetic teachers provided through Bromley Youth Music Trust.  Lessons take place during the school day but are organised on a rotation system to avoid disruption to lessons.  A large number of pupils take instrumental or vocal lessons and we have twenty visiting teachers.  The following instruments are currently offered:

  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Keyboard
  • Drum Kit
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Flute
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

The Music Team:

Mrs L Brown, Head of Year 11

Miss G Sheppard, Head of Music

Mr R Sizer