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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

Little School and Pre-Prep Birkonian Week Celebrations

Little School and Pre-Prep Birkonian Week Celebrations

One of the many highlights of Birkonian week was watching our youngest pupils taking to the stage in the Little School Summer Concert and the Pre-Prep Celebration Assembly. We hope you enjoy viewing some of the edited highlights from the events here:

Christmas: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

Christmas: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols

The annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols is a highlight in the School's calendar and sees the Chapel Choir perform by candlelight to the congregation.

Christmas Concert 2018

Christmas Concert 2018

The annual Christmas Concert was held on Thursday 13th December.  It was a fantastic evening that delighted everyone who attended and was a great celebration of music with performances from the whole School community.