Music plays a vital part in life at Edenhurst and, as a result, the department is vibrant and busy throughout the year. Children participate with great enthusiasm and enjoyment in a range of concerts and performances on the ‘big stage’, performing at local venues such The Victoria Hall, Potteries Museum and the local parish church of St Giles.
Children also take part in music festivals, both locally and further afield. Under the leadership of the Head of Music, the School engages a staff of peripatetic music teachers, offering tuition in a wide range of instruments.
Children can take recorder lessons from Year 2 onwards, and our Reception class have recently formed a ukulele band. As a result of such early exposure to music lessons, approximately one third of pupils are encouraged to study other instruments by taking advantage of the private tuition available from the visiting teachers during school hours.
The School is an exam centre for the A.B.R.S.M. music examinations, which pupils can sit up to three times a year, while the E.P.T.A. Committee operates a Musical Instrument Library for children who wish to initially try a particular instrument.
We offer an excellent range of musical activities for the children, which varies according to the instruments and the level at which the children are playing. This may include an orchestra, two choirs, two recorder ensembles, a string ensemble, a swing band, a flute choir and a woodwind ensemble! Advanced musicians are catered for in the Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir.