We firmly believe that every pupil can make music in some form and that music can bring real joy to listeners and performers alike. It can also be a great outlet for emotion and creativity, allowing thoughts and feelings, as well as talent, to be explored.

At Boundary Oak, the opportunities for making music are endless. Each year brings new and exciting musical ensembles and performances, festivals, musical theatre productions, orchestral concerts, competitions and, more recently, ‘virtual’ rock band performances.

Our talented, experienced specialists in the music department nurture talent, supporting and encouraging pupils to have the confidence to make a debut performance or the skills to take music grading examinations. 

The dedication and enthusiasm shown by pupils and staff is infectious – and that manifests itself in exceptional results.

Many of the children learn an instrument with one of our team of visiting peripatetic music teachers who are themselves well-known orchestral players, singers, and gigging band musicians. More than a third take part in a weekly musical co-curricular club such as choir, orchestra, musical theatre or rock band. Music lessons are very popular with many pupils sitting Associated Board and Trinity exams each term.

Learning how to play an instrument or sing is a rewarding and valuable experience for everyone. The benefits are huge, ranging from the instrument-specific techniques themselves, to the development of cognitive skills, self-discipline, confidence, and a fostering of good emotional intelligence.

Our music department have created their own useful information site where you can find out even more information about our individual music lessons, information about our music staff and even more about musical life at Boundary Oak. View the music website here

Music lessons are currently available for:

  • Piano/keyboard
  • Singing
  • Drum
  • Handpan
  • Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass, ukulele)
  • Recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone
  • Violin, viola, cello
  • Brass
  • Music theory/aural


  • Lessons are normally taught on a 1:1 basis, but it is possible to request paired tuition with another pupil.
  • Ten, 30-minute lessons are delivered per term
  • Lessons are timetabled so that they rotate each week (to avoid pupils always missing the same academic lesson).
  • The cost of 1:1 tuition is £187 per term
  • A whole term’s written notice is required in order to stop music lessons

Please email our Head of Music, Mr. Richard Dewland, if you have a specific request that is not included in the list above. We have many musical contacts and can easily make an arrangement for you.

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