Queen Elizabeth School

Music Tuition

Music plays a vital role in the lives of all students whether they perform or not and it is integral to life at QES.

We have had more than our fair share of talented musicians pass through the school with many going on to become professional musicians. You will find ex QES students in the West End (London, not Morecambe!) and some have even graced the music charts.

Learning an instrument isn’t just about becoming a professional musician, however. Learning music opens up many opportunities as many educational establishments and workplaces value the creativity and team spirit garnered from taking part in many of the musical opportunities to be found at QES.


If you wish to learn a musical instrument at QES we currently have eighteen peripatetic music teachers who have been chosen not only for their ability to teach but also for their performance experience which they are always happy to pass on. If there’s an instrument that you wish to learn that we don’t currently have a teacher for then we will do whatever we can to source one for you.

Download the application form and return it to the music office either electronically (i.penwardenallan@qes.org.uk) or via any music teacher.

Music Clubs & Activities

Monday Lunchtime Jazz Band with Mr Leather in the Recital Room QESongsters (Y7 – 9 Choir) with Mrs Penwarden-Allan in MR5
Monday After School Orchestra with Mr Giudici in the Recital Room
Tuesday Lunchtime Steel Pans with Mr Banfield in the Recital Room QESingers (Y10 – 13 Choir) with Mrs Penwarden-Allan in MR5 Wind Band with Mr Foster in the Recital Room
Wednesday Lunchtime Carnival Band with Mr Banfield in the Recital Room Folk Group with Miss Lawrence in MR5 Music Theory Club with Mr Leather in MR2
Thursday Lunchtime Saxophone Quartet with Mr Hooper in the Recital Room
Thursday After School Band Club with Mr Mason in the Recital Room
Friday Lunchtime Salsa Band with Mr Banfield in the Recital Room African Drumming with Mr Leather in MR5