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Music education is vital to the development of the whole person, which develops a very specialized 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 / 20 minutes long and students receive 10 per term, and the cost of tuition per term is £135 for 10x30 minutes lessons or £90 for 10x20 minutes lessons (£13.50/£9 per lesson).


Lessons are currently available for:

  • Guitar/Bass

  • Voice

  • Percussion

  • Brass

  • Woodwind

  • Music Tech

  • Piano


Key Stage 3 SOW:










Lunch time

 Guitar Ensemble

(Venue: A1)

Jazz Band

(Venue: A1)

 Rock Band

 (Venue: A1)

String Quartet

(Venue: A1)

Chamber Choir

(Venue: A1)

After school





GCSE and KS3HLP interventions

(Venue: A1/A2)   




We also host a variety of Musical Shows and performances throughout the year, including the Christmas Concert, GCSE Performance Evening, Summer Concert, and we host a variety of trips including the masterclasses and concerts in Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Guildhall school music and drama, theatres etc.

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


Miss Gutian Zou Head of Music