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Welcome To King Edward VI Music Department

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, and life to everything.” Plato 

Here at King Edward VI School, we offer a well-resourced, supportive and enthusiastic music department. We are committed to supporting our students with the best possible music education, whilst providing a wide range of high-quality musical experiences both inside and outside of the classroom.  

Music is delivered at King Edward VI in our purposebuilt music facilities featuring three classrooms (one of which is a Music Production Lab with all computers running Cubase Pro 10.5 and Sibelius), a recording studio and six practice rooms. We have a wide range of resources to support students of all musical disciplines, whether that be contemporary or classical. This includes full access to all band instruments and equipment, and continued investment ensures students are afforded a wide range of opportunities. The Department is an extremely lively place at social times, with student bands and musicians booking practice rooms to develop their own music-making. You will be a part of the extensive ensemble programme delivered by both teachers and peripatetic staff. This includes three Choirs, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Uptown Folk, Flute Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Keyboard Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Fuse and Music Tech club. These ensembles and the opportunity for solo performances feature in a wide range of concerts and occasions throughout the year, including the Dedication Service, Carol Service, Christmas Fayre, Spring Concert and the Summer Festival.

The Department has seen many students go on to study at a range of prestigious Universities and Conservatoires, whether that be continuing to study music or pursuing another chosen career path. We are proud to provide a well-rounded music provision that will benefit students in a wide range of pathways.  

Teaching Staff

Mr. S. Willey Miss S. Winch Mr A. Goodhead Mrs M. Jennings
Head of Music Teacher of Music Assistant Headteacher Achievement Leader/Teacher of Music


The school’s extra-curricular provision is diverse and exciting. There are over 200 students involved in the extra-curricular music activities listed below:

School Orchestra (all levels welcome) Jazz Band (grade 3+) Junior Choir (yr 7-9) Senior Choir
Fuse Band (parts written for students of all levels) Flute Choir Uptown Folk (All instruments welcome) Percussion Ensemble
Barbieshop Chamber Choir Guitar Ensemble

Annual Events

School Dedication Day Service PTFA Christmas Fayre Annual Carol Service Lichfield Cathedral
School Production Spring Concert Summer Festival
Transition Singing Day Unplugged Series