Instruments offered include violin, flute, clarinet, guitar, trumpet, trombone, cornet, piano, and keyboard.
All pupils at Charters Ancaster have access to peripatetic instrument lessons and from Form 3 are taught the recorder. All classes, including Reception and nursery classes, have weekly sessions with our own specialist Music teacher, learning Music theory and composition. There is also a weekly singing lesson for the school.
The school has a brass ensemble and music ensemble, in which all pupils have the opportunity of playing, and for which they compose their own music!
There are very regular performance opportunities – in Assemblies, at evening concerts to parents, in church services, in choir charity performances at Christmas, at CAF Fairs, and as part of drama productions.
Assemblies are held three times a week with traditional hymns and songs from around the world, and opportunities to listen together to classical and World music.