There is a vibrant and thriving musical environment at Cranleigh Prep, with an atmosphere of purposeful music making and a great respect for musical talent. Children enjoy the opportunities of weekly academic music lessons, supported by a healthy variety of competitions, concerts, plays and workshops.
In class lessons the children follow a curriculum that enhances their personal music understanding; developed through the activities of performing, composing, listening and discussion. They will use a variety of instruments and equipment, learn to listen critically to a wide range of music, discover and use informed musical language and vocabulary, develop an understanding of musical elements and structure, and be encouraged to express their feelings and responses to music.
There are numerous opportunities in all year groups to perform. From large-scale musicals and concerts to more relaxed informal concerts, children have plenty of opportunities to display their talent and build confidence.
Our ‘Cranleigh Music 7-18’ initiative unites the Music Departments of Cranleigh Preparatory School and Cranleigh School into a single strategic, managerial, administrative and performance structure. Key staff work across the whole age range, giving unparalleled opportunities to track the needs of individual musicians. Instrumental and vocal tuition is delivered by professional staff and we promote a logical and cohesive progression in the building up of individual musical skills. Please visit the admissions pages of the website for details of the music scholarships on offer.
Head of Music, Mrs Ruth Williams