Music plays an integral part of life at Repton Prep. From Nursery through to Year 8 all pupils are given the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of classroom and extra-curricular music activities. Experience, fulfilment and enjoyment for all are our top priorities in addition to aspiring to the highest of standards.
All Prep School pupils receive weekly class music lessons in which a broad syllabus is covered, encompassing music of the Western European classical tradition, world music, jazz and popular music. Pupils also study ABRSM theory and composition. Pupils learn how to notate music and once their compositions are of an appropriate standard they go on to use Sibelius in our IT suite. The department has significantly expanded over the last few years.
Our thriving music department is supported by the following:
- 21 professional musicians offering over 200 lessons a week
- Tailored individual music programmes
- Extensive ensemble provision
- Many performing opportunities both internal and external.
Tuition is provided on all orchestral and band instruments along with piano, organ and voice. Pupils are entered for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music examinations at school – Repton Prep hosts three examination sessions per year. Repton Prep has well established orchestras, choirs and wind bands along with numerous smaller ensembles including a brass band, jazz band, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, string quartets, string orchestras and flute ensembles. Opportunities in ensemble playing are provided from Pre-Prep upwards, thus helping to build confidence in performance in addition to discovering the immense enjoyment which is experienced when performing together.
We have one pupil who is a member of the National Children's Orchestra, one in the National Youth Harp Orchestra, one in the National Children's Choir and one in the National Youth Choir along with several who successfully audition to enjoy and benefit from Pro Corda courses.