Our Music Department is a purpose built, state of the art building with its own Apple Music Technology suite and 3 high specification recording studios. The department is a very dynamic and lively one in which students of all abilities and ages are encouraged to realise their full musical potential. Currently, the department has two full-time, two-part time teachers and a technician.
Music is taken by all Key Stage 3 students and are timetabled for music lessons during which they learn to listen, compose and perform music of varying genres.
There is great emphasis on IT in music and students are able to use programmes such as Sibelius, Garage Band and Logic Pro X from Year 8 upwards. Students enjoy the challenge of writing and recording their own music. Students of varying talents strive to become better musicians, both practically and academically.
We have thriving GCSE classes who are studying the CCEA syllabus. Students continue to develop their performing, listening and composing skills which equips our musicians with the necessary skills to further their education and development at university and the expanding music industry.
Our skilled and versatile peripatetic staff provide instrumental tuition for those who wish to avail of it. Instrumental lessons are available in voice, musical theatre, woodwind, brass, string, percussion (including drum kit), DJing, piano and guitar (both acoustic & electric). Our staff are both from the private field of music as well as the SEELB and are all active and extremely experienced musicians in their own right.
We have several ‘pop’ groups who practise weekly and have the opportunity to perform in concerts within school. There are many outlets for musical talent such as concerts, festivals, Lagan College Spring Sonic, and prize giving ceremonies.