Music is an important part of life at RMJS, as we aim to nurture musical ability in each of our girls. We offer one to one music lessons in 15 different instruments, which 90% of our girls take advantage of. Most pupils opt to take ABRSM exams, which we hold at school, achieving a 100% pass rate.
Pupils of all abilities are encouraged to join ensembles. These include choir, orchestra, string group, guitar ensemble, cello group, wind band and ocarinas / recorders. These activities are free of charge, and (most importantly) run by professional musicians who arrange music to suit the needs of the players. We also offer a music theory club.
We know our girls love to perform, so create plenty of opportunity for them to do so. We have two annual ‘themed’ concerts as well as informal recitals throughout the year. Large scale events involving other schools, whole school carol services and school productions are specifically designed to include everybody, so we can all enjoy the buzz of making music together. From gospel to rock, we sing and play it all!
Our Music Suite boasts a large music room with enough keyboards for a whole class, extensive percussion instruments and three private, practice rooms. This suite is constantly packed with teachers and pupils rehearsing purposefully, and having fun!