Supporting Wetherby Prep’s Music Department

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. We work on a 1:1 basis (online or in-person) with Wetherby pupils in Theory, Aural and Sight Reading and in exam preparation for all ABRSM Theory exams.

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.

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.

In-Person or Online Music Tuition with one of our Tutors

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.


Please contact Mrs Tomsett-Rowe, Director of Music at Wetherby, or our Principal, Claire Meyer, at, M 0203 794 6200 or click here to send a direct message.