The Music Department offers lessons on every instrument. Over 450 pupils currently learn an instrument at Whitgift. Advanced pupils receive consultation lessons with leading soloists when preparing for conservatoire auditions.
Our clarinet specialist, Miss Gray, has published 'The Ultimate Clarinet Book For Beginners' (hard copy book and kindle options) and the 'Take Note Beginner Clarinet' (DVD or online course). Please find out more here.
Steinway and Fazioli Pianos
The Steinway grand piano ensures advanced pianists are able to practice and perform on one of the finest instruments in the world. A Fazioli grand piano is also available, enabling many pupils to take part in first-class chamber music and masterclasses. Pianists are also encouraged to prepare recital repertoire for performance in concerts staged throughout the UK and abroad.
Trinity and ABRSM Examinations
With 35 visiting music staff, pupils are actively encouraged to enter for graded exams; both Trinity and ABRSM examination boards visit the Department termly. Many boys achieve Grade 8 and beyond during their time at Whitgift.