Preparatory School for Girls


Music plays a very important role in the School’s life and every girl is taught by a specialist Music teacher. The Music curriculum is diverse and exciting and ensures that all girls gain a wide range of musical experiences throughout their time at Halstead.

Many opportunities for performance, listening to music and composition are provided. In Year 2 girls begin to learn the recorder and in Year 3 a ‘Music Circus’ is introduced where all girls are given the opportunity to learn a range of orchestral instruments during the course of the year.

Girls are often invited to share their musical talents through performing. These include informal Teatime Concerts, Christmas and Harvest celebrations, the Summer concert and school productions. Girls also play to us in assemblies.

Most of our girls embrace the opportunity to learn a musical instrument within school taught by a highly qualified team of visiting music teachers whose specialisms include voice, piano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, cornet, trombone, violin and guitar. All lessons are taught on a rotational basis in purpose built practice rooms incorporated within the department. Children can choose to take Associated Board music exams when they reach the required standard and in addition they are encouraged to join one of the many music ensembles such as Senior Choir, Junior Choir, Quavers, Recorder Club and Halstead Band.