Saint Thomas Choir School students practicing piano and violin

Music Beyond the Choir

In addition to their rich education in choral music through their 20 hours a week of choir rehearsals, services, and concerts, the boys deepen their musical knowledge and skills with weekly instrumental and voice lessons as well as music theory classes.

Instrumental Lessons

All students study an instrument during their time at the Choir School. This may be one they have studied previously, or one that is entirely new to them. Weekly individual lessons are taught by professional musicians contracted by the school.

 

Vocal Lessons

Each week all students have an individual lesson with the school’s vocal teacher. The lessons focus on technique and repertoire from the choir as well as the ABRSM vocal exams (see below). The vocal teacher works collaboratively with the Choirmaster to help make sure each boy is reaching his full potential both as a member of the choir and as an individual performer.