Music

Music At English Martyrs 

We follow the primary national curriculum for music

“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.” 

At English Martyrs, our music curriculum aims to provide all pupils with an education which engages and inspires children to develop a life-long love of music, increases their self-confidence, creativity, and imagination, and provides opportunities for self-expression and a sense of personal achievement. We offer opportunities for children to develop their talents in all aspects of music including composition, singing and appreciation. We have an excellent range of performing opportunities across the academic year that lend themselves to singing and playing music including our annual music evening in May. 

The school actively engages with peripatetic music teachers and the Rutland music hub and offers guitar, flute and piano lessons for children across the school. Those who play instruments are encouraged to utilise their skills in school by playing in worships or music performances. 


The following Peripatetic music lessons are available at school. Please contact the individual music teachers for more information.

Piano - Contact Wendy Allen on wa.teaching@me.com

Guitar - with James Joyce. £7 per 30min lesson with 2 students in the lesson. See Mr Joyce's website www.jamesjoyceband.com for more information and contact details.

Flute - Contact Julie Duston on julie@dustan.co.uk 

Please also see the clubs section of the website for details on joining the Choir and/or Orchestra.