Our aims in Music are that all children will enjoy singing, listening, composing, playing and creating. We encourage every girl to develop a love for music and to become a self-motivated learner, confident in both experimental creative work and in performing. We value the talents of those children who have made a lot of progress from a young age, and of those who are starting their musical journey at Bute House. Every girl has a unique relationship to music and we provide a large array of opportunities for developing individual interests. As well as twice-weekly class Music lessons throughout the school, there are choirs for every year group, weekly assembly singing, and orchestra. Music concerts for every year group are held every term for ensembles and choirs, and there is a series of regular solo concerts as well as Music Teas. Children take part in a number of special events such as choir festivals making music with other children for different audiences.
Extra-curricular music is actively supported and integrated into school life. Individual music tuition, ensemble groups in many different instruments and musical genres, theory classes, and support and preparation for ABRSM examinations are all available by request. Our facilities are maintained to a high standard to enhance enjoyment and learning in our lively and welcoming department.