Within the curriculum, Music is fun and involves everybody. The experience of performing and composing at Roedean has a lasting effect on the students’ appreciation of a range of musical styles. Many girls also take the subject to GCSE and A Level, achieving excellent results.
Music at Roedean is well-resourced. Our main Music classroom was recently refurbished into a Music Technology suite with iMacs. A group of students recently visited the Steinway museum in Hamburg to choose 3 Steinway Grands, a Boston Grand and a number of upright pianos to be delivered to Roedean. This means that all lessons and performances will take place on a Steinway piano from April.
Music lessons at Roedean
Many girls in the school learn one or two instruments, and specialist tuition is available for the piano, organ, all orchestral instruments, saxophone, guitar, orchestral percussion, drum kit, and solo singing. All Year 7 girls learn an orchestral instrument as part of their curriculum. Students may learn the violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, horn, clarinet or bassoon. Graded music exams are held with Roedean musicians regularly gaining distinctions.