Music is part of the fabric that makes up Felsted life and has been for many years. Felsted School has broad opportunities for musicians of all types - our main aim is that everyone who wants to be involved musically can be accommodated.

Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. The Felsted music programme offers opportunities for all pupils to perform and develop their musical abilities. The curriculum focuses on performance, composition and listening skills and is geared towards improving confidence, singing skills and developing creativity. It brings together intellect and feelings and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.

Many opportunities exist for talented musicians, including our unique partnership with the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, with whom students can follow an integrated programme.

Felsted Music Scholars lead by example and flourish within an enthusiastic and committed environment, supported by experienced and qualified full time music staff and a state-of-the-art Music School.

All pupils are involved in some way, whether it is singing in Chapel, participating in the Inter-House/League Singing Competition or through individual musical interest. Singing plays a hugely important role both in Chapel and in more informal settings.

Elsewhere, the School boasts a number of Orchestras, String Ensembles and Wind and Brass Groups.

Felsted musicians are supported by a dedicated full-time staff team and over 20 visiting instrumental and vocal teachers. Tuition is available in a wide range of instruments ranging from the violin and harp through to the trombone and electric guitar!


Music lessons taken per week


Different instruments learnt


ABRSM Exams taken in 18/19

Leading Music Provision

Curriculum Music

Music activities at Felsted helped me to reach my current position. While Music isn't such an obvious link to TV Presenting, when I present on TV I'm putting on a performance of sorts. There were plenty of opportunities to perform as a musician at Felsted and I loved every minute of it.

Sean Fletcher, Former Felstedian & TV Presenter

Working on school concerts and being part of the Orchestra & Choir nurtured my interest in music and arts management. I even managed to set up a semi-professional ensemble whilst at Felsted. My days at Felsted certainly gave me the bug for organising events & concerts and all the challenges that go with that.

Tom King, Felsted 1988-96
Head of Show Management, The Royal Albert Hall

Music Events

Friday 28 February marks the annual Felsted Musician of the Year competition. All are welcome to join us at 7.30pm in the Barbara Karan Auditorium for the Finalists Concert. Any queries please contact Mr William Warns on

Everyone is welcome to join us in Chapel on Sunday 1 March for Come and Sing Handel's 'Zadok the Priest' and Faure's 'Requiem'
Rehearsal: 1.45pm, Performance: 5.00pm

Save the date for the annual Swing Into Spring concert, combining the talents of the Prep and Senior school.
Tickets and more information will be coming soon.

Join us on 20 March for the Spring Showcase Concert, with performances from our Senior Musicians. Free entry and all are welcome, 7.30pm in the Barbara Karan Auditorium, Felsted. For more information please contact Mr William Warns on

Contact Information

Director of Music, Mr William Warns
Telephone: 01371 822685 / Email:

Director of Felsted Prep School Music, Mr Owen Rees
Telephone: 07977 268030 / Email: