At Cranleigh Abu Dhabi our aim is to develop a vibrant and thriving musical environment whereby music making is both enjoyed and respected. Music helps to increase self-confidence, self-discipline and creativity, giving children a powerful medium through which to communicate and express themselves.

Children have timetabled weekly academic music lessons from Nursery – Year 11. In class, pupils develop their personal musical understanding through the activities of performing, composing, listening and discussion. They use a variety of instruments and equipment, learn to listen critically to a wide range of music, 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. Independent instrumental lessons support and enhance the music curriculum. To further support our musicians, the Prep School and Senior School academic music classrooms are equipped with music technology areas and keyboards to offer an enriching curriculum for all pupils.