The Music department is headed by John Wines DipLCM, a professional musician with over 40 years of playing, and over 20 years of teaching Music professionally. Past students have gone on to earn a living from the Music industry, and have shared the stage with artists such as Joe Bonamassa and Bernie Marsden.


John also has a strong social media presence with over 2 million followers and was a semi-finalist on America’s Got Talent. John is also a D’addario endorsed artist. Take a look at his amazing audition below!



The Music department offers a personalised and practical music programme. Across range of individual and group opportunities, students are encouraged to develop a love for music, a critical appreciation of style and genre, and a range of technical skills.



We offer individual and small group tuition in the following the following instruments:


Guitar, Electric and Acoustic






Composition using loops via GarageBand


We also have the facility to record any instrument, and greatly encourage students to compose and record their own songs or compositions.

ALL Genres of music are catered for, and all students are encouraged to try as many different instruments as possible.

A particularly popular part of the Music department has always been the opportunity to partake in one of the bands that we run, where all students are encouraged to participate in playing as part of a band unit. We then run a few school concerts throughout the year, where students can then show off their skills to other students and staff within the school.

Students can also take a QCA recognised Grade in any instrument, should they wish.


Music and Arts Award

Within some Arts Award components, Music can be used to contribute towards coursework evidence across the key assessment areas of:

Art form Knowledge and Understanding

Creativity and Communication