Music and Drama are an integral part of the school’s curriculum and are vital elements in ensuring that pupils leaving Clifton Lodge can be said to be educated, in its fullest sense. Along with Art and Sport, these subjects are often important indicators used by senior schools when selecting pupils for entry.
We have a thriving choir at Clifton Lodge. Pupils from Year 2 can audition to be part of the choir at the start of the academic year. Being part of the choir requires a commitment to learn the songs, attend rehearsals and all the performances.
There are choir rehearsals each Wednesday and Friday lunchtime in term-time.
The choir cover a wide ranging repertoire of songs and styles from classical, baroque, folk, pop, blues etc… and enjoy singing in three part harmonies as well as in unison and accapella. They perform at many of the school events and festivals throughout the year such as Harvest and Remembrance assemblies, the Christmas carol concert, the Spring concert and Speech day.
Pupils have numerous opportunities to take part in events and productions throughout the year which showcases their talents in music and drama. In addition, we regularly invite ‘Perform’ into school to hold drama workshops with our Lower School pupils. Older pupils can take part in our annual drama production held at the Town Hall, there are opportunities both on stage and behind the scenes to get involved.
Visiting Peripatetic Instrumentalist Teachers
Our exceptional Peripatetic Teachers provide individual tuition in piano, violin and guitar (acoustic or electric). In addition, we have an excellent LAMDA (speech & drama) Teacher. Pupils are taught in small groups and take external LAMDA examinations.
The piano and violin teacher is Mr Harry Nowakowski-Fox and the guitar teacher is Mr Jose Mora Reguera.
Below is a link to the Guitar Teacher’s specific website page for Clifton Lodge pupils:
All lessons are pre-booked and paid for by parents, please download and compete a Music Application Form to request lessons.