Music is an important aspect of any well-rounded education. It provides an excellent opportunity for pupils to develop their own interests and talents and can be a source of confidence and artistic expression. Music is an integral part of encouraging pupils’ personal development.
At Hampton Pre-Prep & Prep, pupils are offered the opportunity to enjoy and explore music of all types through their weekly class music sessions. These sessions are taught by specialist staff, and include singing, musical appreciation, theory, composition and ensemble work. In addition, pupils benefit from taking part in visiting workshops and from participating in trips to concerts and performances in venues outside School.
At present pupils in the Prep can study piano, violin, saxophone, clarinet, guitar, percussion or voice with peripatetic teachers, and nearly half of our pupils take up this opportunity. A small number of children in the Pre-Prep also have the chance to begin learning the piano or violin. Experience of ensemble playing and singing is provided through membership of our choir, orchestra, ukulele group and wind band.