Whether a student has been learning an instrument before they arrive at d’Overbroeck’s, or comes without any musical experience, we look to encourage and provide opportunities for all of our students to enjoy music, and to grow and flourish as musicians. A significant number of students choose to enrich their school experience by enrolling on our Instrumental and Vocal programme. We offer peripatetic lessons every week in a range of classical orchestral, rock and jazz instruments as well as for voice.
Students may wish to prepare for external practical and theory exams, or learn to play an instrument for enjoyment, which they can do by joining one of our school ensembles or vocal groups. We put on a range of concerts and musical events throughout the academic year. End of term concerts give ensembles and soloists the chance to shine, and termly Spotlight Concerts offer students a chance to perform for small audiences in friendly, supportive environments, to help build their confidence and experience.
We offer as many ensembles and music clubs as we can! 7-11 students who are Grade 3+ on their instrument are invited to join the International School and Sixth Form students in our Orchestra after school, and lunch and break times see students singing in choirs, working on scenes from musicals, and playing in the folk group or smaller ensembles. We run an open house policy in the Music Department, and at break times students come to play in bands, use the music IT facilities or practise by themselves.