We all listen to music every day - in the car, on TV, as we play games. Music lessons at Brompton Hall aim to help boys enjoy and understand this more through composing their own pieces, learning to perform the music of others and by asking and answering questions about the music they listen to during lessons.
Music lessons take them back in time and around the world, to the cinema, and on stage as performers in order to find out about the nuts and bolts of music using acoustic and electronic instruments and ICT. Lessons encourage them to admire the work of musical heroes, past and present, and to respect the achievements of each other and themselves.
In addition, Music Club takes place every week after school during the First Club time giving boys the opportunity to come along to practise the skills they have been developing in lessons or to try out new instruments and experiences.
Every year we host two workshops given by professional musicians. Over the last four years we have been visited by folk bands, jazz musicians, guitarists, recorder players and opera singers. These workshops and performances are organised and subsidised by Live Music Now. These give all boys in Keystages 2 and 3 the chance to listen to live music and work with musicians from different backgrounds and styles.
For the 2018-19 academic year we are hosting Musician in Residence project, also arranged and sponsored by Live Music Now. Simon Robinson is spending half a day in school every week of the year working with small groups of boys from Keystages 2 and 3 to provide high quality and new musical training and experiences.
Photos of the students in action