“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life”  Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music education is vital to the development of the whole person, which develops a very specialised kind of knowledge that in itself offers a richness of wider educational experiences. Music education supports all other learning; Music is a Science; Music is Mathematical; Music is a language; Music is History; Music is a Physical Education; Music is an Art; Music is Spiritual, and above all, Music gives students a creative outlet, which exposes them to another sphere of learning.

Hendon School offers a variety of Instrumental Lessons to students on a one to one or group basis. The lessons are timetabled in curriculum time and rotate as not to disrupt lessons too much. Each lesson is 30 minutes long and students receive 10 per term, and the cost of tuition per term is £135 for individual lessons or £70 for grouped lessons (£13.50/£7 per lesson). Lessons are currently available for:

  • Guitar/Bass
  • Voice
  • Percussion
  • Brass
  • Woodwind
  • Music Tech
  • Piano

We are in the process of updating our recording studio which will consist of ten Macintosh Computers, offering a creative suite to out KS4 and KS5 Music students. 

Yr7 and Yr8 students will have on average 10 lessons per term on rotation between the Creative Arts subjects (art, dance, drama and music)

Yr9 students opt to study 3 of the 4 Creative Arts subjects and will receive one lesson per week.





Year 7


Then & Now

Programme Music

Year 8



4 Chords

Year 9


Instrumental Unit

Pop Music

Outside the classroom







Lunch Time


Recorder Club




Keyboard Club

After School


Jazz Band




We also host a variety of Musical Shows and performances throughout the year, including the Christmas Concert, GCSE Performance Evening, School Musicals and our very own Music Festival ‘Hendonbury’.

We are revising our Music Leaders Programme, in which students will enter a programme of training to develop key skills needed to help out or run music events throughout the school year. Students will receive a lapel Badge to represent this achievement and be given a certificate of recognition.

Progression pathways and careers

Students are able to complete level 2 and 3 courses in Music and Music Technology, allowing students to progress on to college or university to study music further.

Music and further Music Education can lead to a variety of industry cased work, including:

  • Artist/songwriter
  • Performer – Orchestra
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Audio Producer
  • DJ
  • Creative Marketing
  • Royalties/copywriting 
  • Radio/Broadcasting
  • Session Musician
  • Artist Management
  • Booking Agent
  • Events Manager
  • Publishing
  • Record Label executive
  • Instrumental Tutor
  • Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Vocal/Choral Leader
  • Stage Management
  • Artist PA
  • Marketing PR roles
  • Roadie

Useful links


Head of Music

Ms G Zou

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