Music Department Staff

For more information about the Subject curriculum, please contact: Mrs R Atkinson-Brown the Curriculum Leader.

  • Mrs R Atkinson-Brown - Curriculum Leader
  • Mrs D Howarth 


Please see the following letter from Mrs R Atkinson-Brown: Peripatetic Music Tuition Letter 2019. 

Instrumental Staff

  • Miss C Galea - Guitar. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
  • Mr M McNicholas - Drums/Guitar/Rock School. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
  • Mr C Wootton - Brass/Keyboard/Piano. You can find more information about session times and fees here.
  • Singing lessons - please contact Mrs Howarth or Mrs Atkinson-Brown
  • Woodwind lessons - please contact Mrs Atkinson-Brown

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat 2019

You can read all about the 'Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' show here

Andrew Dawson is Oliver Twist!

One of our talented students, Andrew Dawson, has secured the role of Oliver Twist in a new production at The Grand Theatre in Blackpool and there will be a trip to see the show - read more information here.


The Music Department aims to provide students throughout the school with a rich variety of musical experiences, which combine the three principal areas of performing, composing and listening.

In Year 7 and 8, students receive Music lessons once weekly and and Year 9 students receive one lesson every two weeks.

Students follow a structured course of half-termly projects. Through explorations of both Western Music and World Music, students will develop skills in aural perception, recognition and appreciation of musical styles and cultures. A variety of practical opportunities are built into the projects to develop performance skills in vocal and instrumental music. Students are encouraged to be creative and imaginative through composing activities. At all times, work is designed to stimulate and develop students’ awareness, knowledge and appreciation of the subject.

Aims of the Curriculum

  • Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve their best in music
  • Confident individuals, who are able to perform, listen and compose safely and find healthy fulfillment from discussing creative ideas
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to an increasing creative society

The Key Stage 3 Music Curriculum Overview can be seen below or in this document.

Balshaw's Awarded School Membership by Music Mark

See this news article for more information.


Please see the information below about clubs that would normally be available to our students:






Please look at the documents below for more information about Music at Balshaw's Church of England High School: