Individual Music Lessons
Many pupils learn a musical instrument and instrumental tuition is available on all standard orchestral and band instruments, as well as singing, piano and guitar. Lessons are taught individually by one of our
experienced Visiting Music Teachers. During the course of the year, pupils usually receive thirty 30-minute lessons. It is normally possible to have a free trial to confirm suitability for a particular instrument
before committing formally to lessons.Lessons take place during the school day and normally operate on a rotational system in Years 7-9 to ensure pupils do not miss the same academic lesson from week to week. For
Years 10-13, lessons are arranged outside academic lesson time. This system is closely monitored and timetables are clearly displayed in the parent portal on the school website, and in the Music Department.
More information about music lessons, together with an application form, can be found:
Singing is actively encouraged within the Kent College community and students may wish to join one of our successful choirs.
- Kent College Choristers (Junior School and Year 7)
- Jubilate (Years 7-8)
- Sedecim (Years 9-13)
- Senior Choir (Years 10-13)
- Choral Society (Staff, parents, friends and OCs)
The Kent College Choristers have enjoyed a proud record of success in national competitions, most recently as finalists in the Barnado’s National Choir Competition, and as televised finalists in BBC Songs of Praise
‘Junior Choir of the Year’ (2019). The senior chamber choir, Sedecim, give regular concerts in the community and have sung choral Evensong in Winchester and Rochester Cathedrals and were last year finalists in the
senior section of the Barnardo’s National choir finals. The lower school choir, Jubilate, performs regularly in school concerts, and in recent years our choirs have toured to Austria, Italy, France, Czech Republic,
Estonia and Budapest, Krakow and Venice.
On a larger scale, our school Senior Choir and Choral Society join forces each year for the annual Spring concert, with recent performances including Karl Jenkins’ ‘The Armed Man’ and Howard Goodall’s ‘Eternal
Light’, Handel’s ‘Messiah’, ‘Gloria’ by Vivaldi and by John Rutter, and Dan Forrest’s ‘Requiem for the Living’ and Mozart’s Requiem. Members of the Senior Choir, which is open to all students in years 9 - 13, also
get the opportunity to sing at the annual Carol Service in the splendid setting of Canterbury Cathedral.