Music

Our all-inclusive policy extends to music, in which all boys are introduced to the fundamental activities of performing, listening and composing.

Reception boys experience rhythm, percussion and singing, together with group violin lessons. Boys in Year 1 learn the ocarina, Year 2 learn the recorder, Years 3 & 4 learn the Melodica, and Year 5 learn the Ukulele. Years 6, 7 & 8 boys have keyboard lessons in our custom-built keyboard room.

All pupils perform in year group concerts where emphasis is on participation and enjoyment. In addition, there are informal concerts throughout the year as well as more formal events. The school has three choirs, two orchestras, as well as String, Woodwind, Cello, Guitar and Brass groups. Many of the boys participate in a rock/technology group learning performance and recording techniques.

Solefield has a purpose built music school which helps to foster a strong tradition of playing and performing. This is reflected in the large percentage of boys who have individual music lessons on a wide variety of instruments.

Peripatetic Music Teachers

Many of the Boys at Solefield take individual lessons. We have 9 instrument teachers who deliver lessons across a range of instruments. We offer lessons studying:

  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Guitar
  • Drums
  • Recorder
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Voice
  • Piano
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone

Click here to view our peripatetic music teaching staff, or here for our music timetables.

Mr Rob Fenning
Director of Music