Musically minded pupils are in for a treat at St Leonards. Music is not only a key part of the curriculum for both our Junior and Senior pupils, there are countless opportunities for involvement outside of timetabled lessons. Music activities take place every day of the week, from Monday to Friday. The St Leonards Music School is a hive of tuneful activity, playing host throughout the day to approximately 250 individual music lessons, band and ensemble rehearsals and concerts.

Purpose built, our Music School has a concert auditorium, nine teaching/practice rooms and two full-sized classrooms. The building features workstations with the most up-to-date computers and software, providing opportunities for innovative composition and performance.

If you have a musical interest, you have an outlet for it at St Leonards. The School has several choirs, orchestras, brass groups, string ensembles, a wind band, pipe band and flute ensemble. These are all growing in size as more and more pupils opt to learn instruments.

Performances

Those who want to perform have plenty opportunity. Informal Concerts are held in the Junior years twice every term and all pupils have the chance to perform in them in front of pupils and parents.  Despite the ongoing pandemic, our musicians have performed in no fewer than 27 online concerts in the past academic year. Performances range from concerts devoted to string and brass instruments, to orchestral and year group specific events.  St Leonards ensembles perform away from the School, too. For instance, our jazz band and choirs have regularly been invited to be provide contributions to community events, and our top choristers were invited to sing for Her Majesty the Queen at Crathie Kirk, Balmoral, which was an especially memorable occasion.

To find out more about Music in Years 7-13, click here.

St Leonards makes its facilities and music tuition available to members of the public via its Music for All scheme.

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