Music and Drama

Music and Drama

There is a strong tradition of music at HGS. Practical music making is regularly heard around the school, whether in the department, assemblies or at our frequent concert performances. Vocal/instrumental performance, composition or the use of music technology is strongly supported. We also encourage students to appreciate the vast array of musical styles they hear both in and out of school.

Drama regularly takes centre stage at HGS and there are numerous productions on all year round. From Shakespeare to contemporary plays as well as those written by our students there is always something different to be involved in or just appreciate. Not only do our students undertake the acting roles on stage, but we provide opportunities for students to work on stage management, lighting and sound, front of house and set design.

The music and drama departments regularly join together to produce our whole school productions which have recently included The Addams Family, Grease, We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors and Return to the Forbidden Planet.


We have a strong team of peripatetic instrumental music teachers where students can choose to have lessons on a wide range of instruments or voice. There are also numerous musical ensembles, both small to large and lower to higher ability – something for all students to participate in.

Music Lesson Information

How to find your lesson time

Instrument Family   Teacher Name   Instruments   Regular Day   Timetable 
Guitars Mr Dunster-Sigtermans All guitars –

Classical, Acoustic, Electric and Bass

Wednesdays & Thursdays Guitar – Mr DS





Mrs Preece Violin, Viola, Cello Mondays Strings – Mrs Preece 
Drums & Percussion Miss Rosborough Drum Kit,

Xylophone, Timpani etc.

Tuesdays Percussion – Miss Rosborough


Piano & Theory Mrs Preece Piano
ABRSM Theory
Mondays, Tuesdays

& Fridays

Piano – Mrs Preece


Singing Mr Hall Vocal – all styles Mondays,
Wednesdays &  Fridays
Singing – Mr Hall


Brass Mr Dolling Trumpet, Cornet, Flugel Horn,

Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba

Thursdays Brass – Mr Dolling


Woodwind Mr Russell Flute, Clarinet


Tuesdays Woodwind – Mr Russell


If you have any queries regarding music tuition lessons please email [email protected]