General Information

Music at Beaudesert comprises of 3 aspects, which combined, seek to provide every child with the opportunity to develop as musicians.

  • Music Curriculum

    The music curriculum at Beaudesert is designed to develop children’s musical knowledge and understanding through performing, composing, improvising and appraising music from a wide range of musical genre.

    Music for All

    The primary aim of our ‘Music for All’ approach at Beaudesert is for all children to gain a love and appreciation of music by developing their musical understanding.

    The curriculum for children in the Pre-Prep enables them to develop their singing and listening, foundational skills in reading and writing musical notation and a basic understanding of the musical elements.

    During their time in the Prep School, children will build upon their knowledge and skills acquired in the Pre-Prep. Children will develop their understanding of the musical elements by exploring topics including Pentatonic music, African music, Reggae, Musical Theatre, Motown, The Blues, Jazz and Improvisation, Baroque/Classical/Romantic, Film music and the Orchestra. Through the study of these topics, children will have opportunities to apply their musical knowledge when performing, composing, listening and improvising.

  • Instrumental Teachers

    It is our firm belief that every child deserves the enjoyment of learning a musical instrument and opportunities to experience the thrill of performing in a music ensemble with others. To this end, Beaudesert is fortunate to have an excellent team of nineteen visiting instrumentalists who provide over 300 music lessons per week to pupils from Year 2 to Year 8.

    If you would like any further information about music at Beaudesert or individual music tuition for your children, please do not hesitate to contact our Director of Music, Mrs Saunders.

    Teacher Instrument Qualifications
    Mrs Brownbill Voice ARMCM
    Mrs De Burgh Oboe BMus (Hons), Goldsmith’s, University of London
    Dr Charalabopoulous Piano BA (Hons), University of Oxford; MA, University of Bristol; PhD, King’s College London
    Mr Cipolla Guitar & Ukulele BA (Hons), University of Gloucester
    Mrs Clark Violin & Viola ARAM; LRAM; GRSM (Hons)
    Mr Coldrick Drums & Percussion AGSM; Dip NCOS, Guildhall School of Music & Drama
    Ms Cubbin Clarinet & Saxophone BA (Hons), Bath Spa
    Mr Jones Guitar, Bass Guitar & Ukulele BA (Hons), Middlesex University
    Mr Mackenzie Piano BA (Hons), Bath Spa; Postgraduate Conducting, RCM
    Mr Mason Drums BA; ARBS; HDFA
    Mrs Pearce-Coleman Voice BA, Colchester University; PGCE, Bath Spa University; LTCL, LTCL Mus Ed
    Mr Rees Brass Dip., Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
    Miss Lang Guitar, Ukulele & Bass Guitar BMus (Hons), University of Manchester
    Ms Seth-Smith Cello & Double Bass BA (Hons); ARCM
    Mr Sharp Piano BMus(Hons), Cardiff University
    Mrs Shaw Piano Cert Ed, York
    Mrs Toseland Piano BA (Hons), University of Exeter; PGCE, Liverpool Hope University
    Mrs Turner Flute Music Degree, N Virginia College, USA