At Shipley, we believe everyone has the ability to be a musician, that music is a lifelong skill and source of well-being. Our program prepares students at every level—whether they go on to pursue their musical education at a conservatory or play an instrument for fun as an adult.
Shipley students begin their study of music starting in Pre-K, with general music classes and seasonal performance opportunities continuing throughout Lower School. In fourth and fifth grades, students gain exposure to different instruments and experience the joy and challenge of performing in an ensemble.
In Middle and Upper School, students can continue to play and perform in one of our many ensembles, regardless of their level or ability. In addition to general music classes and ensembles, students can enroll in our private music lesson program to receive one-on-one instruction from one of our talented private music lesson instructors.