Saint Felix School’s Music Department offers an exciting range of musical opportunities for students of all abilities. From Nursery to Sixth Form, all our students can benefit from individual instrumental and vocal lessons from both fulltime and peripatetic teachers, who each bring a wealth of performing experience to their lessons.
Learning to play an instrument encourages and promotes creativity, expression, cognitive ability, and well-being. It also fosters a supportive, inclusive environment, and enables students to connect with their peers across different age groups, as well as members of our local community. Our Music Department prides itself on its practical and academic approach to music education; allowing students to develop both their musical talents and confidence. Small class sizes ensure personalised attention and support for each student’s musical ambitions.
Currently, our Music Department offers the following lessons: piano, electric guitar, bass guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, double bass, recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, euphonium, tuba, and singing. Arrangements can be made to support additional instruments.
The department supports students in preparing for graded music exams offered by prestigious institutions, such as ABRSM, Rock School, and Trinity College, London.
To ensure a vibrant musical community, students have opportunities to perform in various curricular and co-curricular settings, including chapel solos, concerts, Junior Orchestra, Choir, Rock Band, Serenatas, Southwold Arts Festival, and much more. The school’s music facilities, including practice rooms, pianos, and music software, enhance the learning experience.
Notable successes include former students pursuing professional music careers and others gaining acceptance into prestigious music institutions, such as Leeds College of Music.
Our Music Department stands out for its diverse expertise, individualised support, and commitment to providing abundant performing opportunities for all students.