Teachers of Music
- Mr C Woolham
- Mr R Gallagher
- Mr P Bennett – (Drum Teacher)
- Mr L Buck – (Piano Teacher)
- Mr S Richards – (Vocal & Piano Teacher)
At Stretford High School music plays a central role in the life of the school and within its wider
local community. Over the last four years the school has been running a unique music
programme, allowing 300 students annually to have free instrumental and vocal music tuition.
All students joining the school in Year 7 are therefore given lessons on either Guitar, Piano,
Vocals or Drums in their first year. For those students wishing to continue learning an
instrument or vocals in Years 8 to 11 music scholarships are awarded, or instrumental and vocal
tuition is undertaken as a part of GCSE Music study. All students awarded scholarships, or
studying for GCSE Music, work towards either Associated Board (ABRSM) or Rockschool music
performance exams, with many progressing to Grade 8 before they leave high school aged 16.
As a Music Department we draw on the expertise, skills and experience of a diverse music team
to deliver the highest quality of music education and student opportunity. We aim to engage
and inspire students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, while striving to
increase children’s self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As students progress,
we expect them to develop a critical appreciation of music, allowing them to compose and
perform, and to listen with discrimination and insight.
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