Music has a long and rich heritage at Redhill School, and to this day it remains a vibrant and dynamic part of the academic programme.

Pupils develop a love for music during their pre- and junior prep school years while following an Orff Schulwerk curriculum. Creativity and musicianship are developed in each student through the integration of music, movement, speech and drama. Confidence and personal expression are encouraged as pupils imitate, experiment and play music.

While in the senior preparatory, pupils have the opportunity to learn to play a variety of orchestral instruments. Expert teachers run weekly group classes, providing students with the opportunity to play Flute, Clarinet, French Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, Violin, Viola, Cello and Guitar. In addition to these instrumental classes, senior preparatory pupils have regular class music lessons where they learn about the theory of music and explore music in history and society.

Redhill’s middle school (Gr 7, 8 and 9) music program focusses on developing the vocabulary and skills students will need in order to thoroughly assess and appreciate music. An emphasis on the development of 21st century competencies through musical investigation makes this subject highly valuable to all students, as they may apply the skills they gain here in all walks of life. Middle school music students work with a flipped classroom platform, allowing students with various levels of musical experience to engage with the theoretical content. In addition to the theoretical classes, students participate in regular ensemble classes where they are exposed to the benefits of group performance and collaboration.

Having gone through these three stages of musical education, pupils who elect to take music as one of their matric subjects are well prepared for the rigors of the subject. Class time is split into music theory, history and analysis, and performance lessons. The small size of the senior music classes allow pupilss to receive individual attention and become active members of discussions and performance classes.

Redhill Preparatory extracurricular music programme offers pupils many opportunities to perform as part of an ensemble. Ensembles offered by the Redhill Music Department include:

Junior Prep Choir

Senior Prep Choir

Prep Jazz Band

Prep Orchestra

Grade 4 & 5 Marimba Club

Grade 6 & 7 Marimba Club

Grade 5 Marimba Team

Grade 6 & 7 Marimba Teams

Redhill Music Studio (Instrumental Lessons) consists of experienced and enthusiastic staff members, enabling the school to offer classes in a variety of instruments:



Acoustic Guitar

Electric Guitar

Bass Guitar

Drum Kit




French Horn







Double Bass

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