Individual tuition is available in all orchestral and band instruments, in addition to Piano, Jazz Piano, Organ, Vocal Studies, Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Kit Drums, Music Theory and Music Technology. Over 400 individual lessons are taught each week in the Music School. One lesson of thirty-five minutes duration is given each week from a team of 36 full-time and visiting staff. Lessons for Fourth and Fifth Form pupils are carefully rotated around their individual timetable to ensure that as few academic lessons as possible are ever missed in any subject. In the Sixth Form pupils normally have their music lessons fixed in an individual study period.
All pupils are encouraged to measure their progress by undertaking practical instrumental and vocal examinations. With the help and support of the music staff and their pastoral tutor, pupils are encouraged to develop a good deal of self-discipline in the organisation of their individual practice time. To encourage this, the Music School is open from early morning to well into the evening each day.