We believe that music is for all, whether that’s playing, singing or listening to it. It not only nourishes the soul; musical training also helps develop language, reasoning – and maths. It improves hand-eye co-ordination and listening skills. It fires up the memory. It requires persistence; it gives a great sense of achievement. Our 27 instrumental teachers are ready to get your child started or take them to their next level.
No matter what your child’s musical experience, we’ll give them opportunities to perform to an audience in our school theatre. We’ve got three choirs, a school orchestra, ensembles for brass, guitar, strings and woodwind, jazz groups and more. There are inter-house competitions, musical productions and our ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’ grand performance at the end of each year. Plus, every two years, students can join a music tour overseas – in 2019, we went to Greece!
Our music department features a digital recording studio and editing suite equipped with Macs and industry-standard instruments and software. Leighton Park is a certified Steinberg Training Centre. This wealth of equipment and resources has a huge and positive impact in lessons, opening up new and more effective ways of teaching anything from Steve Reich and minimalism to 12-bar blues. And if you’re looking at our Sixth Form, we’ve even got a specialist qualification in music technology.
Our Yamaha Live Lounge Sessions enable our musicians to lay down professional quality recordings, reflect on their performances and grow in confidence.
In addition to our main bursary fund, Leighton Park is able to make Austin Bursary Awards for Sixth Form students with particular academic ability and/or musical talent. These awards are means-tested and usually cover between 80-100% of the day fee for the two years of the Sixth Form.
Leighton Park has strength across the creative and performing arts, creating an inspiring, inclusive and vibrant learning community, with students bringing their remarkable talents to bear in performances and productions throughout the year. Watch our short video for a taste of what’s on offer.
Opened in January 2019, our MMC building boasts industry-standard tech and facilities – including a Yamaha Live Lounge Recording Studio.
Leighton Park’s GCSE Dance students made the most of an exclusive duet workshop on Friday 29th September, led by choreographer Mel Simpson. The immersive five-hour intensive workshop aimed to deliver … Read More +
At Leighton Park we are incredibly fortunate to have several partnerships with esteemed global companies that enrich our students’ knowledge and educational journey within and beyond the classroom. Amongst these … Read More +
The Drama Department took students on a trip to London to watch, not one but, two plays in one day. Students were treated to The God of Carnage at Hammersmith’s … Read More +
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