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Music at Birkenhead School is lively, varied, and, most importantly, fun! There is an ever-growing range of choirs, bands, orchestras and other ensembles to cater for all tastes and abilities.

From our robed Chapel Choir, who sing Choral Evensong every Sunday, to our student-led Music Technology Club, there really is something for everyone.

It is considered that the provision of a wide range of co-curricular activities is of fundamental importance to the musical life of the School and involvement in such activities may have a profound and greater effect than the formalised class music teaching within the main School curriculum.

"Music is essentially a practical activity; a means of self-expressions and an opportunity to develop character and self-confidence."

Mr Philip Robinson, Director of Music

It is vital that this is understood both in the provision of co-curricular opportunities but also in the organisation and construction of the classroom syllabus.

The Music Department has a full staff of instrumental tutors who give individual tuition in a wide variety of instruments to students throughout the School. Students joining us from elsewhere are given the opportunity to begin learning an instrument or to continue studying an instrument they have taken up at their previous school.

Involvement in co-curricular music-making is strongly encouraged at all ages.

Mr Philip Robinson
Director of Music



Music News

House Music Competition

House Music Competition

On Wednesday 16th May, Prep and Senior students took to the Bushell Hall stage to represent their Houses in this year’s House Music Competition.

The theme of the evening was ‘Childhood’ and an excellent calibre of musical talent across the age groups was on display.

Summer Concert

Summer Concert

On Wednesday 2nd May, we hosted our Whole School Summer Concert here at Birkenhead School. The sun shone for this wonderful evening, celebrating the incredible musical talents of our students and staff.

Year 2 Violin Demonstration

Year 2 Violin Demonstration

Year 2 children enjoyed listening to our violin teacher, Mr Glossop, today who demonstrated playing his violin (dating back to 1768) beautifully. There was a lot of interest in this wonderful instrument and the children loved the music.