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 pupils are involved in the wider musical life of the school through their instrumental lessons and participation in the varied ensemble programme. 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. We believe that participation in music leads to a successful, rewarding and musically enjoyable experience.