While every pupil receives curricular music for the majority of their time at school, around 85% of Wellington pupils are in involved choirs, orchestras and ensembles.
The instrumental staff body has increased significantly in recent years as the demand for one to one music tuition grows; over one third of the school population receives individual lessons for instrument or voice.
The Music Department boasts 15 peripatetic specialists, amongst which are leading session musicians and teachers at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. The instruments taught by these specialists include: the bagpipes; brass; percussion; the piano and keyboard; strings (including violin, cello, guitar, bass guitar, harp); voice and woodwind (including the flute).
Pupils may also sit graded examinations for instruments and voice (Grade 1-8) through Trinity Guildhall, Trinity Rockschool, London College of Music (Musical Theatre) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.
All of our instrumental specialists are experienced professional musicians, who have high ambitions for our pupils. Please contact the school to find out more about exploring individual lessons for your child – it is never too late to learn!