Our Music Department provides high quality music courses as well as a full range of opportunities for practical music-making at all levels of ability. The Department is located in several sites around the school grounds, but the main teaching area is ‘Ash Grove’, a detached house on the south of the campus. This is where all curricular and some extra curricular music teaching takes place.
A-level Music (AQA) is becoming an increasingly popular subject in the Sixth Form for pupils who want to take their music studies to a higher level. Pupils are taught for 4½ hours per week.
A-level classes are typically quite small and offer many performance opportunities. Pupils learn in much more detail how musical sounds are organized and interpreted. They also study set works within the western classical music tradition, and music for media as well as practical aspects of performance and communicating as a musician.
Extra-curricular music making at Sheffield Girls'
At lunchtimes, there are many opportunities for instrumentalists and singers of all abilities. Our ensembles include: Concert Band, 7UP (choir for Y7) Sixth Form Choir, Theory and Aural Clinic, Songwriters' Club, 'Rock School', Piano Club, Ensemble Club, Swing Band, String Academy, Senior Strings, Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir as well as other smaller groups which are set up as the need arises.
Our 16 highly qualified visiting teachers provide instrumental and voice tuition within school hours. Music is highly valued at Sheffield High School and we are very proud of our young musicians’ achievements.
As a department we work closely with the Sheffield Music Hub and run an extensive Outreach Programme. Click on the logo below to find out more -
Tuition Fees for Musical Instruments and Associated Disciplines (charged by visiting teachers)
Tuition is available in a variety of musical instruments and disciplines including piano, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, bass clarinet, flute, piccolo, oboe, bassoon, recorder, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, French horn, guitar, double bass, voice, percussion and harp.
For each discipline there are approximately 33 lessons per year each lasting 30 minutes.