Just as it is essential that a child should take part in regular sporting activities, so it is equally important to develop any latent musical talent.
There are many opportunities for music-making at Gayhurst School. In addition to class music, individual lessons on a variety of instruments are given by a team of peripatetic teachers, many of whom are performing professional musicians. The number of children who take up a musical instrument is gratifyingly large.
All pupils are actively encouraged to learn an instrument and play in an ensemble or sing in a choir. Great importance is laid on the enjoyment and appreciation of a variety of music.
All genres are catered for at Gayhurst and the children perform to a range of audiences. The music room, in addition to being a teaching room is used regularly for smaller concerts and recitals, while larger ensemble concerts take place in the Gibbs Hall. So, whether we have keen clarinetists, passionate pianists, or dedicated drummers we ensure that they are all catered for.
Class music is a timetabled subject taught by specialists from the very start of a child’s time at Gayhurst. For the very talented individual there is the opportunity to work towards a scholarship either for a Secondary Independent school or for the county of Buckinghamshire. Some children attend the Royal School of Music at the weekends.