Rydal Penrhos School


Welcome to the Music Department at the Prep school

At the Prep school the children expand musical experiences they may already have had externally and link them to musical study within class lessons, individual lessons and performance opportunities.
From singing simple songs, playing simple rhythms and exploring sound in the early years to studying part – singing and developing keyboard playing skills in years 3 – 6 the children quickly understand the idea that music is a wonderful world to inhabit.

We also have a superb peripatetic music tuition team consisting of specialist piano, guitar, violin, voice, flute and clarinet teachers. As well as class lessons and individual tuition, we also run clubs such as percussion club, guitar club and a pop singing club. The school choir known as the Junior Vocal Ensemble is a vibrant and enthusiastic group of approximately 60 children who communicate a genuine love for singing.

The aim of the music department is simple. To teach musical skills and develop knowledge and understanding through exciting and varied musical activities so that children are able to develop both a love for music and the necessary skills to communicate that love. The modern musician is required to be holistic in their understanding; the seeds are planted here.

Over recent years, the children have enjoyed participating in the North Wales Choral Festival, and last year the Prep Chamber Choir was awarded with a Distinction at the Chester Music Festival.

Music Teacher
Mr Davies

Director of Music
Mr P Williams

Visiting music staff

Nigel Shaw

Laura Cookson
Cheryl Frost
Nigel Shaw

Clarinet and Saxophone
Lewis Fox

Drums, Orchestral Percussion
Michael Clark

Caerwyn Evans

Ian Hayes

Violin and Viola
Lorna Todd

Sian Meirion

Oboe and Bassoon
Melanie Cross

Rachel Gautrey

Helen Wyn-Parri

Site information

Rydal Penrhos School
Pwllycrochan Avenue
Colwyn Bay
LL29 7BT

Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 155 (Senior)
Tel: +44 (0)1492 530 381 (Prep)
Fax: +44 (0)1492 531 872

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