The new facilities at the Academy’s Lower Campus (the former Cordeaux site) will afford students the space and resources to develop their skills, without fear of disturbing neighbouring departments.
Sam Baker, Curriculum Leader for Music, said: “The large open space of our first new classroom is perfect for group instrumental lessons and class ensemble work, to put our class sets of djembes and samba kits to good use.
“The impressive computer suite next door is resourced with hi-tech equipment allowing students to sequence and produce their own work, with the help of computer software.
“In addition, the teaching room is a great space for music theory and singing, especially with our brand-new Yamaha Clavinova piano at the front.
“Importantly, the new space has allowed us to continue our provision of Music Clubs and expand to run exciting new activities, like Samba band and Performing Arts Club.”
Students in Years 7 and 8 have already given their approval to the new Music Department and are excited to get involved.
Ben Weston-Tattam said: “The new facilities and instruments are really great and will make music lessons much better.”
Jody Wright said: “There is so much more space to work and practice.”
Liam Porter added: “The new keyboards are amazing, and allow us to create so many new ideas.”