Music at Leighton Park

Music concert

Yamaha Music Education Partner

We’re proud to be a Flagship Yamaha Music Education Partner, the only school in Europe to hold this prestigious status. It means we have an outstanding array of instruments for our students to use, exclusive teaching materials and specialist training for our staff.
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Music Department

Our music department is one of the busiest places in school, catering for all musical tastes from classical to jazz, indie to rock. From day one, we’ll offer your child plenty of opportunities to learn, play and perform, at School and out in the wider community. And we’ll give them the chance to be the driving force behind the scenes too, using our state-of-the-art digital recording studio and editing suites.

Steinberg Certified Training Centre

We are also a Steinberg Certified Training Centre, a recognition of excellence in our use of Music Technology across the department. As a global software company, Steinberg support our students in a range of creative endeavours including musical notation and music production.

Yamaha Live Lounge Sessions
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Our Yamaha Live Lounge Sessions enable our musicians to lay down professional quality recordings, reflect on their performances and grow in confidence.

 

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Petra Live Lounge
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"Music is at the core of what makes this school so special. Since I joined the School in Year 9, I have always felt included and encouraged to participate, both within and outside my comfort zone, and challenged to aspire to greater goals."

Catherine, Year 11

Take a look inside
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Opened in January 2019, our MMC building boasts industry-standard tech and facilities – including a Yamaha Live Lounge Recording Studio.

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MMC interior of the music building

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