Music infuses our ethos and is an integral part of each school day, whether it be performances in assembly, a significant community event or one of the plentiful concerts that fill the calendar.
Music is an integral part of the education offered at Reigate Grammar School. The Department aims to develop the musical potential of every pupil and create opportunities for those with high ambition and for those who wish to take part simply for fun. The emphasis is firmly placed on diversity and versatility as seen in the varied and challenging concerts held throughout the academic year.
In addition to curricular music lessons, the School offers individual tuition on a number of instruments: piano, organ, flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, trumpet, cornet, trombone, horn, euphonium, tuba, classical/electric/bass guitar, drums and percussion. We also provide free tuition for Grade V Theory and Grades VI-VIII Aural.
Every pupil is encouraged to join an ensemble as playing and performing with others is an essential part of any musician’s development. Concerts are held throughout the year and there is also an annual Community concert which brings together all the School’s musicians, staff, parents and pupils alike, to perform the major works.
Music Scholarships are available for children entering the School at 11+, 13+ and 16+. They carry a reduction in fees of up to 30%. More information is available on our Scholarships page.
If you have any further questions about music at Reigate Grammar School, please contact the Director of Music. Alternatively, a Music Booklet is available from the school. The hard work, talent and dedication of our musicians, supported by their teachers, shines whether at a recital at St Paul’s Cathedral, at our annual Dorking Halls Concert, at a rock ballad performance in the Music School or as part of the Chamber Orchestra performing at an overseas tour. The emphasis is on diversity and versatility with every pupil encouraged to develop their musical potential.