The Nayland College music teachers are performers themselves and bring their enthusiasm and experience into the classrooms.


Regular events are an opportunity for students to perform both within school and the community. We are often invited to play at the Red Square and Honest Lawyer. Students can both choreograph and perform music from year 9 onwards. Musical lessons are offered on-site in flute, violin, cello, guitar, drums and vocal.


The Orchestra and Jazz Band are a special feature of the music programme and offer students weekly opportunities to perform together.


The cleverly designed music suite creates a physical hub that celebrates creativity and fosters a musical community.


Students succeed in Music:


  • Regional Rock Quest finalists 2014, 2013, 2012
  • Jazz Band Top of the South
  • We are very proud of our talented musicians:
  • Alex Hargreaves of Paper City – winner



Lion Foundation Song writing Award Finalist

  • The Academy’ Alex Hargreaves
  • Play it Strange Who Loves Who Competition album: Top Twenty Two
  • Brodie Hana -‘Lost’ (Six60)
  • Caitlin Gladstone – ‘Settle Down’ (Kimbra)
  • Ngaio Richards – ‘Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No!’ (Mint Chicks) Have a listen to Ngaio here.



Play it Strange songwriting competition finalists

  • ‘Divine’ by Jessie Leov
  • ‘Time Will Find You’ by Alex Hargreaves

To find out more contact Nigel Weeks (