School life


Music forms an essential part of the school curriculum and there are also lots of additional ways to get involved outside the classroom. Whether striving for perfection or just picking up the basics, whether four or fourteen, we want all pupils to have fun studying and making music.

Class music

Pupils benefit from use of the latest music composition software – Garageband and Logic – on iMacs, as well as Sibelius on the department’s PCs.

Instrumental lessons
Pupils can have instrumental lessons from Year 2. Lessons are charged directly by the instrumental teachers and are currently available for the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, singing, trumpet, trombone, French horn, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, ukulele, recorder, drumming, guitar (acoustic, classical and bass).

Blanchelande College enters its pupils for ABRSM and Trinity College music exams.


Pupils have the opportunity to join a wide variety of music groups.

Pupils also have the opportunity to set up their own bands with their friends.

Additional activities

Pupils have opportunities throughout the year to showcase their musical abilities.

For more information about music at Blanchelande, contact Mr Neil Houston.

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