Music is one of the strengths of Quainton Hall School.
Classes from Pre-Prep to Year 6 have weekly music lessons in which the children can sing and learn to use musical instruments. Children in Year 2 learn to play the recorder and from that year onwards children can opt to have instrumental lessons. The school offers tuition on all orchestral and band instruments, as well as drums, guitar and piano.
Visiting music teachers are highly qualified, with several playing in leading London orchestras and shows. ABRSM examinations are held at school once a year and several children have reached Grade 6, 7 and 8 by the time they leave the school. A number of Year 8 children have gained scholarships and awards to senior schools, including Harrow, Merchant Taylors’ and John Lyon School.
Extra-curricular opportunities for music making include:
The auditioned Choir leads the singing in our major events and occasional concerts and church services, including an annual weekend trip to Walsingham.
In recent years the school has put on a large scale musical every year, with children from the prep school singing, dancing and acting to a high standard.
Podcast Channel hosting a selection of recent Choir Performances
The orchestra meets for weekly rehearsals and performs towards the end of each term. Children in this ensemble have the opportunity to perform at senior school music days. Each term there is an instrumental concert, where children can perform solos and in small ensembles. These concerts feature wind and brass, strings and our pianists.