Co-curricular music in the Junior School is designed to give girls a chance to express themselves through sound using various genres, tempos and instruments. Girls are taught music reading, playing techniques and the concept of practicing to make perfect.
Our music department offers three bands, seven choirs and four orchestras to provide sequential choral and instrumental opportunities for students from Year 1 -13. These ensembles enrich College life with their performances and connect with the wider musical community through playing at festivals and competitions.
In the Junior School the Suzuki programme forms the core of instrumental learning with lessons in violin, piano, flute, guitar and cello.
The Suzuki method involves parents being part of the day-to-day learning process. A parent attends their daughter’s weekly private lesson and becomes the teacher at home. Girls also attend group lessons, giving them a chance to play music with their peers.
For further detail on our Suzuki Programme please download the brochure by clicking the link to the right.
The Junior School years are a great time to start learning an instrument and at St Cuthbert’s we offer tuition in over 20 different instruments alongside voice and music theory.
To see the tuition options available please download the brochure on the link to the right.
We believe making music with peers is one of the richest experiences our girls can have. In the Junior School students can participate in one of two choirs, an orchestra and several small ensemble groups.
Choirs and orchestras regularly perform at College assemblies and musical showcases, giving the girls a taste of public performing in front of peers and parents.
For a comprehensive list of co-curricular options please download the brochure to the right.