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The music department at Isleworth & Syon is a vibrant and dynamic area of the school which aims to encourage all students to participate in musical activities, through both the varied and challenging classwork, and through a vast array of extra-curricular activities.

We encourage as many students as possible to take part in performances to demonstrate ability across the whole spectrum. The programme comprises of performances rehearsed in class time and at extra-curricular clubs. We also encourage students to set up and rehearse their own ensembles.

Instrumental lessons are arranged in the school, using specialist peripatetic teachers provided by the Hounslow Music Service, ensuring that all students at Isleworth & Syon are given the opportunity to learn an instrument formally during their time at the school and pursue accredited music qualifications.

View the staff team

Curriculum Leader

Mr T McDonnell

Subject Leader: Music

Mr D McKeever

Teaching Staff

Mrs A Warner
The music department is pleased to offer a range of extra-curricular activities to all students at Key Stages 3, 4 and 5.

Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental lessons are arranged in the school, using specialist peripatetic teachers. At present, the performing arts department offers 11 separate peripatetic lessons to students. You can view the full timetable by clicking the button below:

  • Instrumental Timetable
  • In order to apply for music instrument lessons please click on the button below and complete an application form. Hounslow Music Service will then be in touch to inform you when your son’s music instrument lessons will commence. Please also remind your son/ward to come and inform Mr McKeever (in the music department) that you have completed an application.

  • Make an Application
  • Extra-Curricular Ensembles

    There are also a number of groups organised by the department for breaktime, lunchtime and after school. These include:

    • Concert Band
    • Jazz Band
    • Sports Choir
    • String Group
    • Guitar Ensemble

    Spaces are still available in each ensemble; click the button below to view the full schedule:

  • Extra-Curricular Timetable
  • School Events

    Events that the Music Department provides music for are:

    • Senior Awards Evening (September);
    • School Production (December);
    • Carol Concert at St Mary’s Church (December);
    • Summer Arts & Technology Evening (June);
    • Key Stage 3 Awards Evening (July);
    • End-of-term assemblies (December, March/April, July);
    • Any other assemblies where the opportunity arises.