All students at ISM play musical instruments as an integral part of the curriculum.
In the Early Years Foundation Stage, students sing and explore a variety of instruments, giving them a firm grounding to move onto taking up instruments with our team of musical specialists.
From Year 2 to Year 9, we provide whole-class instrumental tuition once per week, taught by a dedicated team of full-time specialist instrumental teachers.
Our younger students start with the recorder, violin or classical guitar. The recorder groups then progress to band instruments as the students move into Upper Primary, where full wind ensembles and orchestras are formed.
All students also receive classroom-based music lessons where they sing, listen to a wide range of music and study music theory and history.
In addition to our curriculum-based ensembles, our school boasts a number of choirs, a jazz ‘big band’ and an orchestra, as well as a number of rock bands.
We offer music at both GCSE and A Level and our academic results are excellent. All students who have taken GCSE music in the past two academic years have achieved at least an ‘A’ grade.
All our students also have the chance take our individual instrumental and singing lessons in both classical and popular music styles, with a truly comprehensive range of instruments.
We are also very proud to be the only fully-licensed testing centre in the Russian Federation for both theory and practical examinations for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Both internal and external candidates can gain valuable musical qualifications with us by demonstrating their fantastic musical skills.