“Singing a classical piece broadened my perspective on what I believed my voice was capable of and challenged me to grow as a vocal artist.”

Musical Arts

The Music Department at Besant Hill School offers a wide array of courses and opportunities for students of all levels and abilities to participate in creating, studying, and performing music of many different genres in diverse settings and venues. At the heart of our music program is our school’s motto “Aún Aprendo – I am still learning,” where we as a faculty greatly value individual musical growth and skill acquisition as indispensable parts of a deeper and more meaningful relationship and understanding of the musical arts for each of our students.

Musical Arts

The Music Department at Besant Hill School offers a wide array of courses and opportunities for students of all levels and abilities to participate in creating, studying, and performing music of many different genres in diverse settings and venues. At the heart of our music program is our school’s motto “Aún Aprendo – I am still learning,” where we as a faculty greatly value individual musical growth and skill acquisition as indispensable parts of a deeper and more meaningful relationship and understanding of the musical arts for each of our students.

“Singing a classical piece broadened my perspective on what I believed my voice was capable of and challenged me to grow as a vocal artist.”

Musical Arts

The Music Department at Besant Hill School offers a wide array of courses and opportunities for students of all levels and abilities to participate in creating, studying, and performing music of many different genres in diverse settings and venues. At the heart of our music program is our school’s motto “Aún Aprendo – I am still learning,” where we as a faculty greatly value individual musical growth and skill acquisition as indispensable parts of a deeper and more meaningful relationship and understanding of the musical arts for each of our students.

“Singing a classical piece broadened my perspective on what I believed my voice was capable of and challenged me to grow as a vocal artist.”

Music at Besant Hill School is everywhere: it is in the classrooms, on our gazebo between classes, in our formal concerts, in student-led variety shows, in our assemblies, and in our theatrical productions in our yearly musical. We believe that the study of music stimulates and promotes creativity, imaginative expression, analytical skills, organizational skills, long-range planning and even mathematics. Through rigorous study of instruments, a comprehensive understanding of the structure and operations of music through music theory and analysis, and the encouragement of self-discovery and self-expression through music, music students at Besant Hill School leave our program with a richer and more profound understanding and deeper personal relationship with music.

Music at Besant Hill School is everywhere: it is in the classrooms, on our gazebo between classes, in our formal concerts, in student-led variety shows, in our assemblies, and in our theatrical productions in our yearly musical. We believe that the study of music stimulates and promotes creativity, imaginative expression, analytical skills, organizational skills, long-range planning and even mathematics. Through rigorous study of instruments, a comprehensive understanding of the structure and operations of music through music theory and analysis, and the encouragement of self-discovery and self-expression through music, music students at Besant Hill School leave our program with a richer and more profound understanding and deeper personal relationship with music.

Dan Call

Arts Chair & Performing Arts Instructor

“I love the fact that we actually live our motto; Aún Aprendo is in everything we do with our entire community. We encourage each other to try new things, and mistakes are never failures, because we are all still learning.”

Dave Cosby

Music Chair & Musical Arts Instructor

In other schools students often have to pick what interest will be the focus of their energies, but through our inclusive environment, creative scheduling, and offerings inside and outside of class, students can truly explore multiple passions deeply here at Besant Hill School.

Claire Lowndes

Studio Arts Instructor

“The Besant Hill School community provides an inspiring environment for students to embrace their passions and unlock higher potential.”

Brian Thornhill

Digital Media Instructor

“My teaching philosophy is grounded in the idea that school should not only teach the basics and core skills, but also cultivate the entire person. ”

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