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Music to my ears

30 September 2021

Over 150 students at Westminster City School are undertaking individual instrumental lessons this academic year.

Our School’s talented and dedicated peripatetic music team offer individual 30 minute lessons in brass, strings and woodwind, as well as piano, guitar and drums. These lessons run during the school day, making use of our Music Department’s rehearsal rooms. As well as experiencing the joy of learning a musical instrument, many of our young people are also taking their ABRSM and Trinity Grade examinations in their chosen instrument.

Mr Cecile, Head of our Music Department, explains: “There are so many benefits to learning a musical instrument – it teaches you to persevere, to manage your time and to be responsible, whilst also building creativity and confidence.”

Nicole Crespo O’Donoghue, Head of Strings at our School and a teacher at the Royal College of Music, added: “At Westminster City School, our young people continue to showcase great commitment and hard work every week. It is a privilege to not only teach these young people to create music, but to help them become the best they can be.”

At our School’s recent open days, many of our young musicians have entertained visitors with their piano and guitar skills, and provided music for our School’s Re-dedication Service at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey.

All at Westminster City School look forward to enjoying more performance opportunities as the academic year progresses.

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