The Department:


Mr Bowden - Head of Music


Ms Farquhar - Flute/Singing Teacher

Mrs Douglas - Piano Teacher

Mr Thornley - Violin Teacher

Mr Farris - Guitar Teacher


The BGS Music department vision:

At Burnham Grammar, we provide opportunities for all students to be involved in active music making within and out of the classroom. In addition students get to explore being a songwriter/composer. We want all students to discover their individual musical niche and we aim to provide the right environment for this to take place.

Academic achievement isn’t the only benefit of music education and exposure. Music ignites all areas of development and skills: intellectual, social and emotional, motor, language, and overall literacy. It helps the body and the mind work together.

Music Across Key Stages 3 and 4


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Extra-Curricular Music


Please see a list of the current Music ensembles and speak to Mr Bowden if you require any further information.

Extra CurricularInstrumental Lessons


Instrument and vocal teachers are available ask Mr Bowden in the first instance and the music noticeboard on the main corridor carries more details.