Committed to excellence, providing opportunities, developing skills, enabling fulfilment and discovering potential
At Eaton Square Senior School, we are passionate about giving all pupils an accessible and inspiring route into music. We challenge and champion pupils’ capabilities, open doors and give them the opportunity to learn how to compose, perform, analyse music and, most importantly, enjoy everything it has to offer.
Instrumental and Singing Tuition
Currently, over one-third of the school are undertaking instrumental and singing lessons. All pupils have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, or take singing lessons, from a specialist teacher. At present we offer lessons in: singing, piano, guitar (acoustic, electric and bass), brass (trumpet, French horn), saxophone, clarinet and drums.
Weekly rehearsals after school take place in the main stateroom in school. In addition to our own school concerts, we have performed joint evensong with both the Royal Navy College Chapel Choir, Greenwich and Queens’ College, Cambridge University. We have recently sung pieces by composers including Tavener, Stanford, Dyson and Ola Gjeilo.
What better way to spend a lunchtime than to learn how to write your own songs? Pupils learn from professional mentors from the Song Academy and perform gigs at the world-famous Troubadour (Earl’s Court), a historic live music venue that has hosted performances by artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Elton John.
Pupils have the opportunity to record and enter competitions with the potential of record deals should they be successful.
Eaton Square Ensemble
This ensemble is an opportunity for our more advanced instrumentalists to perform together as a group. Under supervision, they have ownership over the music they play, and even have the opportunity to write music for the ensemble themselves.
Pupils will use Sibelius, a music notation software, to help them realise when learning to compose their own music.