Promotes craftsmanship and intellectual curiosity while building confidence.


Intellectual Development

We understand that music greatly contributes to children’s intellectual development and early musical training helps develop certain areas of the brain. Learning music also promotes craftsmanship and discipline which in turn teaches the boys how to improve on their school work.

Music also builds intellectual curiosity and an ability to think innovatively. Music also relaxes the boys and builds their confidence. We place great importance on our pupils’ wellbeing at Berkhamsted Boys and learning to play music can often help pupils to relax.

Music at Berkhamsted

Join our Music Team and find out more about the opportunities in both the curriculum and extra-curricular musical opportunities.



Talented Musicians

All pupils at Berkhamsted Boys are taught Music in Years 7, 8 and 9 and those with an aptitude for the subject may then progress to study at GCSE and beyond.

Our School choirs and orchestras perform regularly throughout the year at services, concerts, informal community recitals and as part of large-scale drama productions, most of which are joint productions between our Senior Girls and Boys.

Berkhamsted Boys’ most talented musicians are given the opportunity to compete for the title of Young Berkhamsted Musician of the Year, which is decided by an external adjudicator each Spring.