Located at Dwight Jubilee Campus on Friern Barnet Lane for Upper School, and at Woodside Campus for Lower School, our music department is a hub of activity throughout the school day, with a variety of musical activities during lunchtimes and also after school. In addition to the practical music-making of the day-to-day curriculum, the Dwight London Music Conservatory Programme provides students with the opportunity to take individual music lessons and ensemble coaching in order to develop their musical talents, skills and knowledge. The programme offers a wide variety of musical styles by our committed team of experienced professional musicians and teachers including graduates as well as teaching staff from prestigious institutions such as The Royal College of Music, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, The Guildhall School of Music & Drama and The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and artists performing in well established leading jazz ensembles, choirs and rock bands. The Conservatory encourages students to actively participate in musical ensembles, representing our school in concerts, at competitions and festivals as well as at the annual Dwight Global concert in Carnegie Hall, New York.
We currently offer instrumental tuition in piano, voice, violin, viola, classical guitar, electric guitar, drum kit & percussion, flute, clarinet, saxophone, bass guitar, theory and composition. Lessons are open to all students from Year 1 and over. Please note that to receive their instrumental instruction, students are withdrawn from regular lessons but kept on a rota to ensure that they do not miss out on individual subjects unduly. Additionally, Dwight Conservatory faculty offer specialised ensemble coaching after school at no additional cost. These diverse ensembles complement the ensembles offered by the music teaching faculty (of which there is no fee). Ensembles and activities include the Dwight London jazz band, the rock band, the school choir, a chamber group, a folk band and an after school music theory club. There are also several student-initiated and led bands rehearsing mostly during lunchtime.
For questions regarding the Dwight London Music Conservatory Programme, please contact Mr Jan Kraft - Head of Music.