We value music highly at The Lyceum and firmly believe its place in education should not be underestimated. Music is known to be good for one’s mental and physical health. We truly feel that it has many transferable benefits for children’s development such as improving concentration, teaching patience and co-operation, enhancing co-ordination, exposing them to new cultures and encouraging self-expression. As a result, music is an integral and important part of daily life at The Lyceum.
As well as the many benefits, music is fun! Whether playing an instrument, having the confidence to sing, composing tunes or attending a concert, music brings our children together and helps to foster a sense of community across the school.
A lifelong journey of enjoyment and appreciation begins on each child’s first day at The Lyceum. Children as young as Nursery age are encouraged to learn instruments and we have one-to-one and small group lessons taking place throughout the school day in addition to whole class Music lessons.
Our ten highly skilled peripatetic musicians offer lessons on a variety of instruments including the violin, cello, guitar, ukulele, flute, clarinet, recorder, saxophone, French horn, trumpet and drums, as well as voice.
Performing is a key part of being a musician and we aim to promote and encourage children’s confidence through taking part in formal and informal performances, including class and music assemblies, concerts, carol services and local festivals. In addition, we have 3 choirs (Infant, Junior and Chamber Choir), a Big Band and an Orchestra. We enjoy sharing our music in the local community, singing for residents of the local care home and collecting charity donations while performing for city workers at Broadgate Circle each Christmas.
Throughout the day, the strains of music waft through the corridors and help to create the very special atmosphere that makes The Lyceum such a wonderful place to be.