Music is a very important aspect of pupils’ life at the Royal School for the Blind. Pupils have a weekly group music session in a well-equipped dedicated music room. They are given the chance to play or listen to a wide variety of orchestral and percussion instruments as well as ethnic instruments from around the world.
We have regular visits from professional musicians delivering workshops and concerts and we have built strong links with a local secondary school whose pupils have performed for, and with, us on a number of occasions.
Individual pupils have the opportunity to have a music therapy session using a soundbeam to create music by small movements.
Where pupils are able, they can prepare for music exams from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. One of our pupils recently gained grade 2 on the trumpet !