Which Instruments Can I Learn?
The National Plan for Education highlights the important role which music has as part of a young person’s education. Singing or playing a musical instrument really enriches children and young people’s lives as well having a positive impact on other aspects of education and learning. There are so many different instruments to choose from representing a wide range of musical styles – something for everyone!
You can watch a video for each instrument in the media player below, or you can visit our YouTube channel
Pupils are first offered the opportunity to take up an instrument in the following year groups:
Key Stage 1
Yr 2: Violin, Cello, Keyboard, Recorder
Key Stage 2
From Yr 3: Violin, Cello, Keyboard, Recorder
From Yr 4: Mini Bassoon, Oboe, Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Guitar, Drum Kit, Flute, Clarinet, Mini Bass, Voice
From Yr 5: Saxophone
Key Stage 3 & 4
Yr 7: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet/Cornet, French horn, Tenor horn, Baritone, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Guitar (acoustic, electric & bass), Keyboard, Double Bass, Drum Kit, Voice, Piano
Key Stage 5
Yr12: Lessons are available under the Sixth Form Tuition Scheme for the above instruments.
Lessons are provided in partnership with schools and colleges and not every instrument is available in all schools.