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Instrumental Lessons

A typical Chorister will have a love of singing and of reading, but will generally also play an orchestral instrument and/or the piano, for which there is no minimum standard required to make an application.

Choristers starting at St Mary’s Music School learn one instrument, provided for during the school timetable, and as they progress up the school a second instrument may be taken up in the first year of the Senior School. 

Regular singing lessons are provided and all choristers are taught music theory and composition and given performing opportunities both in and out of school. A weekly Performance Class allows opportunities to try out instrumental repertoire.

Music lessonsensembles and classes are timetabled within the school day, as is a certain amount of private practice each week. Practice Supervisors  are often on hand to help with all musical matters.

Instrumental Learning

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