Music is an integral part of life at St David’s. Assemblies, concerts and productions all celebrate a love of singing and instrumental-playing. Every child has the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular music activities at St David’s from individual lessons to group ensembles and choirs.
Individual Music Lessons
We offer individual music lessons from specialist visiting music teachers on the following instruments: piano, violin, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar, drum kit, euphonium and recorder.
Individual lessons are currently £190 for 10 x 30 minute lessons.
These lessons are available to children from Form 3, or earlier, at the discretion of the visiting music teacher and the Music Leader.
Music Theory classes are also on offer at a cost of £50 per term.
There are two choirs at St David’s, our award-winning Chamber Choir which is auditioned for, and the Junior Choir which is open to all children in Forms 3 – 6. Recent successes for the Chamber Choir include winning 2 cups in the 2017 Reigate and Redhill Festival (one for best in age group and one for best choir overall) and the Willetts Prize in the 2016 Croydon Performing Arts Festival.
The school boasts a wide variety of musical groups including a Wind Band, a Guitar Ensemble, a Ukulele group, three Rhythm Ensembles and a Violin ensemble, all of which meet once a week to practise and prepare for performances.
These groups cater for children from beginner standard upwards (depending on the instrument), giving the children the opportunity to develop their playing, build confidence and learn to work as a team. The groups perform in assemblies and in various School concerts throughout the year.