The Music Department
Music at Scarisbrick Hall is regarded as an integral element of education at the school. It has a profound impact on a child’s early development, interweaving and supporting learning across all subject areas.
Our aim is to encourage an enjoyment of music from the earliest age whilst simultaneously nurturing listening and communication skills, language acquisition and creativity.
The children start their musical journey in Pre School through musical storytelling and movement, where they begin to understand and explore how music is created and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions of pitch, duration, dynamics and tempo. By the time children leave First School, they have a secure grounding in pitch awareness, pulse and rhythm and an understanding of score reading.
Lessons focus on the following key areas:
creativity and composition
listening and analysis
movement and dance
instrumental and rhythmic skills
solo and ensemble performance activities
Pupils are encouraged to explore playing a wide variety of instruments and study music from different periods of history and different cultures. Performance is promoted through singing, solo and communal, during choirs and assemblies, and through the playing of instruments to their peers and wider audiences. We firmly believe in promoting music for all, whilst also facilitating those who excel to achieve as highly as they can.
In Year 9, pupils can choose to study a three year music programme leading to the GCSE (Eduqas). Students can also study music at Level 3 Diploma Standard or A Level.
The Music Department is currently housed in specialist accommodation which includes two teaching classrooms, four practice rooms and a recording studio.
Mr D Chapman (Head of Faculty)
Miss S Gloyne (Music & First School Arts Lead)
Miss J Conti (Music)
Mr J Hall (Head of Instrumental Studies)
Dr T Siemans (Music)
Students can choose to study an instrument of their choice with our specialist tutors.
Mr J Padfield - Woodwind
Mrs J Padfield - Woodwind
Mr S Chapman - Voice
Mr D Leonard - Drums & Guitar
Miss G Blackburn - Piano
Mr D Townley - Voice
Mrs D Meagher - Strings
Mr Clark - Orchestral Percussion
Mr F Goodwin - Piano
Mr J Hall - Brass
Discover more about our key Performing Arts tutors here