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Mrs Georgiadou - Head of Music - Piano and Flute specialist
Ms Saarela - Violin specialist
Ms Canale & Ms Mednick - Violin teachers
Ms Ellis - Brass teacher
Ms Gauci - Piano teacher
Mr Panayi - Guitar teacher
Mr Payne - Drum teacher
Ms Philip - Vocal teacher
Mr Roman & Ms Hynes - Wind teachers

Department Overview

Music is a busy department offering a variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities. We firmly believe that all our lessons should be inclusive and the breadth of our curriculum allows students to experience musical genres such as African Music, Rap, Pop Music and The Blues.

There is a wide range of extra-curricular clubs from the Barking Abbey Sinfonietta for our classical musicians to Ukulele Pros and Barking Abbey Voices for our many talented singers.

Music is a popular subject at GCSE level where we follow the OCR syllabus.

All our GCSE students receive free instrumental lessons once per week.

The department hosts at least 2 big concerts per year (Winter and Summer Concert) and has smaller showcases for our KS4 students. We perform at the school’s annual Senior Citizen’s Christmas Lunch, the KS3 Award evenings and also at the school’s Summer Fair.

Students are given the opportunity to participate in workshops run by the Barbican, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the LSO. Recent performances include: Music for Youth National Festival at the Birmingham Conservatoire (for our Ukulele Pros) and The Satellite Collective project at the ‘Chats Palace’ in Hackney (for our Year 9 and Year 10 GCSE students).

The music department’s blog, with information on all extra-curricular activities and concerts can be found at

Our philosophy is:

  • Get involved
  • Be open-minded
  • Take ownership
  • Be brave!

 Please click here to download the KS3 curriculum.

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