COVID-19 UPDATE For the duration of the lockdown period, in lieu of Club, we are providing online music tuition with our Tutors. Tuition is bookable on an ad hoc or weekly basis. For more information and bookings contact our Principal, Claire Meyer, at claire@chelseaquavers.com or telephone 07899 678 655.

ABRSM Theory Exams Summer Term 2020 
The ABRSM is currently working to find a potential solution to offering Theory and Practical exams for the Summer Term. We shall update this page as more information becomes available. Alternatively you can visit ABRSM directly.

Summer Term 2020 4.00pm-5.00pm Wednesdays (Half-Term 27-May)
29 Apr, 6 May, 13 May, 20 May, 3 Jun, 10 Jun, 17 Jun, 24 Jun

We are delighted to work in support of the busy and successful Music Department at Wetherby Prep headed up by Mrs Claire Tomsett-Rowe, Director of Music.

Syllabus – Theory, Practical Musicianship & Aural Development

Using a combination of the acclaimed series of Chelsea Quavers’ Music Puzzles©, CHENGA!© the ABRSM Theory syllabus, and the Aural & Sight Reading elements of the ABRSM Practical syllabus, pupils learn to read, write, transcribe, perform and compose music in a fun and engaging way. The art of sight reading is an important part of developing fully-rounded musicians, and this is taught using a combination of approaches including  the Chelsea Quavers’ Sight Reading Programme©; of particular importance to those boys in the Chamber Choir. What pupils learn will greatly enhance their understanding of and appreciation for music as a whole. Each pupil progresses at his individual pace.

ABRSM Exams Accreditation | Qualifications

Pupils are prepared to sit ABRSM Theory Exams up to Grade 5 and beyond if required. ABRSM graded music exams (Theory & Practical) are accredited by Ofqual in the UK and are part of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). Practical and Theory exams at Grades 6–8 also attract points towards university entrance in the UK. Click here for more information.

Small Tutor Groups

Small Tutor Groups of an average of up to six pupils to one Tutor provide for a healthy balance of 1:1 tuition and group interaction.

Tracking your Son’s Progress

Each week a summary of your son’s progress is recorded. This enables the Wetherby Music Department to be kept fully informed. Upon request, we can provide parents with feedback at any given point during the term.

Online Music Tuition with our Principal

Additional music tuition by appointment. This is particularly useful for exam candidates, or for those pupils wishing to advance their learning. Available during term time, half-term or holidays.


To book your son’s place please click here.


If you would like to discuss your son’s membership please contact the Director of Music at Wetherby or our Principal, Claire Meyer, at claire@chelseaquavers.com, M 07899 6789 655 or click here to send a direct message.