In Malbank's Music department we will develop musicians who are confident and enthusiastic to express themselves through performance, composition and analysis/interpretation of music. We will give opportunities to create music in different ways so students can appreciate other cultures while developing their confidence, teamwork, discipline and perseverance, as well as developing an engaging, fulfilling and sociable leisure activity. We will enable students to become creative and independent thinkers, developing skills that are essential for higher education and a wide range of careers.

Why do we have music at secondary school? - Link

Music is a subject that everyone can enjoy, whether you play or listen to it. There are so many different styles to choose from, to suit different tastes. In school lessons we cover many different aspects from African drumming to Samba, from Blues music to modern pop music. Studying music is proven to help with other subjects and is thought of by 'red brick universities' as a valued GCSE and A Level subject. It can help with thinking skills, social skills, communication, confidence, creativity and imagination.

Above is accessible to everyone! 

Forthcoming Music Events

Weekly Performances - in assemblies by Malbank musicians

Music events for this academic year - Link

Extra music tuition - Link

Playing an instrument is such a fantastic opportunity to develop your musical skills still further and join in the many groups that rehearse at Malbank. You can learn, piano, keyboard, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello, viola, guitar, drums. Instruments can be hired from The Love Music Trust at a very reasonable rate.

We have very experienced instrument teachers who teach in the music block once a week (10 lessons per term). Lessons are 15, 20 or 30 minutes long and they attend on the same day, but not coming out of the same class lesson each week to help minimise disruption to class learning. Learning an instrument can do wonders with learning in other subjects and it's never too late to start.