We have a number of music ensembles which are available to pupils to fulfil his or her individual potential. Ranging from trios and quartets through to full bands, Cranleighans will find a musical outlet in one of our ensembles. All pupils who can play an instrument have the opportunity to access music groups at Cranleigh Abu Dhabi regardless of where they take lessons.
We have a range of bands on offer to pupils which cater from beginners to advanced instrumentalists. Our bands perform at school events and, on occasion, in the mornings to welcome pupils to the school.
Our choirs are open to all pupils who love to sing from Year 1 through to Year 13. Pupils learn the art of performing on stage to a live audience while singing songs that they enjoy. Our choirs perform at assemblies and concerts to extremely impressive standards.
Senior School pupils are welcome to start their own bands. Music teachers help often but this is a student-driven ensemble developing independence, organisational proficiencies and perseverance among many other transferable life skills. Our rock bands perform at assemblies, house competitions and school events.
At Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, the Music Department is a vibrant place. Every Cranleighan (from Year 3 onwards) is encouraged to develop their skills and knowledge of music through our extensive programme of individual music lessons under the umbrella of the Instrumental Music Scheme. A very significant proportion of Cranleigh Abu Dhabi students are involved in the wider musical life of the school through their instrumental lessons and participation in the varied ensemble programme.
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything
Many of our annual events during the school year have music at their core and correspondingly impressive standards are expected and achieved at all levels. All ensembles are supported by professional, experienced and enthusiastic music teachers who work to bring out the very best in every pupil, from beginner musicians to those we are preparing for ABRSM, Trinity College London or Trinity Rock & Pop music examinations.
Extensive studies have shown that learning an instrument encourages the development of self-esteem, leadership, responsibility, discipline, commitment and teamwork.