Music Lessons

If your child would like to take up, or continue with, lessons in singing, piano (individual), violin, viola or cello:

Lessons are held in-house at St Richard Reynolds; please apply using the attached form ‘Register of Interest’. Lessons cost £182.50 per term for individual 30 minute lessons or £100 for paired 30 minute lessons. A 65% discount is available for children receiving free school meals.

To register interest, please download, complete this FORM and return to


If your child would like to take up, or continue with, any other instrument (including piano group lessons):

Lessons are conducted in school via Richmond Music Trust. If your child has already been learning with the Trust at Primary School, it is likely the Trust has already contacted you to make arrangements for the continuation of your child’s lessons at secondary school (please check via RMT). If your child would like to begin lessons, or transfer from a private teacher, please apply via the RMT at

Join the College Adult Choir

A choir for parents, staff, governors and friends of the College. Rehearsals take place between 6.30 - 7.45pm on Tuesday evenings at the College and cover a variety of musical styles. No experience necessary. All are welcome. Just turn up!'. 

Visit the Music Department website for curriculum information, the co-curricular timetable, details of instrumental lessons and sound clips of student work.

"Music is a part of all cultures and, we might say, accompanies every human experience, from pain to pleasure, from hatred to love, from sadness to joy, from death to life, and almost naturally invites us to lift up our mind and heart to God in every situation, whether joyous or sad, of human existence. Music can become prayer." 

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Music1loSt Richard Reynolds Catholic College has a specialism in Music. We believe music is vital in bringing together intellect and feeling, and enabling personal expression and emotional development. Music permeates the life of the College; pupils participate in Masses, weekly singing assemblies, concerts and trips, and there is a thriving co-curricular programme.

The Music curriculum itself is engaging and practical, providing every student with the skills and knowledge to be the very best musician. Primary school pupils develop a love of music through song and the use of xylophones and percussion instruments. High School pupils develop piano, guitar and vocal technique, study music theory and develop their understanding of many different musical styles. The College boasts numerous ensembles including five choirs, string and wind ensembles, student band rehearsals and a jazz band. Parents are invited to be part of the musical community through joining our choir for parents and friends.