Music aims to engage every child at St David’s College and constantly evolves depending on the interests of the pupils. Children are introduced to music as part of the school curriculum, with many progressing to study BTEC Level 2 and 3 in Music.
Music is plentiful across the school, including the Jazz Band, two choirs, choral groups, plus many music activities and clubs. Regular events such as band nights, concerts, musicals, overseas music trips and trips to concerts and shows give pupils the freedom to experience music at many levels at St David’s College.
We encourage all pupils to learn an instrument or take singing lessons. Highly experienced music professionals provide over 50 private classical and contemporary lessons a week to all ages in voice and a wide variety of instruments. If we do not currently cater for a particular instrument but a child has an interest, we will endeavour to support them. Pupils are supported through ABRSM exams if they wish to take them.
The school’s Sound Recording Studio allows pupils to develop their skills in music technology and production – either just as a hobby or up to Level 2 BTEC as part of the Introduction to Musical Recording unit. Recent pupils have gone on to study Music Business and Management at the University of Creative Arts, Sound Technology at LIPA and Music at Nottingham University.