Music plays a vital role in the life of TASIS The American School in England. The Music department faculty believes in an inclusive approach, which never compromises the pursuit of excellence.
All Lower School students have Music twice each week. Students in first and third grades participate in our whole-class string initiative for one semester, learning violin and ’cello respectively. Fifth grade students have one Music class and one Choir rehearsal per week. Students in Middle School are offered a choice of Choir, Band, Strings, or General Music as an elective.
In the Upper School, students can select from a range of courses including Choir, Chamber Ensemble, Jazz Band, Introduction to Music Theory, AP Music Theory (Advanced Placement), and IB Music (International Baccalaureate).
Regular performance opportunities include assemblies, Choral and Instrumental concerts, recitals, and seasonal performances. Performance ensembles include Lower School String Ensemble, three Middle School choirs, two Middle School bands, Upper School Jazz Ensemble, Upper School Chamber Ensemble, and an All-TASIS String Orchestra.
The Department is supported by a dedicated team of ten instrumental and vocal specialists, teaching over 140 private music lessons each week. These visiting teachers contribute greatly to the musical life of the school. Students have the opportunity, and are encouraged, to take ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) practical and theoretical exams at TASIS every year.
Private Music Lessons
The Music department faculty believes in an inclusive approach, which never compromises the pursuit of excellence.TASIS England Music Department