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Music Arts

Music at Shipley is:


  • Our teachers engage our students - at every grade level they participate in curricular music instruction and instrumental and vocal ensembles.
  • Our full-time faculty are passionate about music and excellent at teaching each child based on their individual ability level. Private instruction is also offered. 
  • Our student ensembles perform frequently at local nursing homes, churches, and other area locations.


  • From  A Cappella groups to Baroque masterpieces, from American jazz to Nigerian folksong- students at Shipley experience the rich heritage of cultures from around the world.
  • There is a place for each child to make music at Shipley, whether they are a beginner or a virtuoso. Our teachers draw out each student’s individual strengths and talents.


  • We teach the fundamental skills in every division -  reading music, developing a singing voice, and being exposed to instrumental music.
  • Our curriculum focuses on the fundamentals and making strong musicians out of each student. Our teachers encourage and give them the freedom to choose their musical experiences in the upper levels.


  • No matter the point of entry, each music student at Shipley will be challenged to take creative risk and grow in profound ways.
  • Our music faculty is deeply experienced – many hold Masters degrees in their applied field, and multiple certifications through professional organizations. They offer instruction tailored to each individual child and are dedicated to the shared pursuit of excellence.


Lower School

Advanced Chorus, String Ensembles, Handchimes, 4th and 5th Grade Performance Ensembles

Middle School

Choir, Strings, Band, Handbells

Upper School

Glee Club, Shipley Singers, Handbells, Orchestra(strings, winds, percussion), Jazz Band 



The Shipley School

814 Yarrow Street, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
T: 610.525.4300 F: 610.525.5082
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