Music is a universal language that embodies the highest forms of creativity. Learning a musical instrument develops a unique mind and provides a source of joy and satisfaction that can last a lifetime.

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

A high-quality music education

The Royal Russell gives children an instrumental voice at the earliest opportunity so they can participate fluently in the ‘language of music’. They play tunes straight away, progressing more rapidly and easily than with any other tuned musical instrument. Russelians can be introduced by general class teachers as well as by specialists, demonstrating that everyone can be ‘musical’ and that music need not be the sole preserve of highly trained experts.

The introduction of music in early childhood fosters a positive attitude toward learning, developing the whole brain, and imagination. All of which can help in solving problems by promoting ‘thinking outside the box’, and in knowing that there may be more than one right answer.

Music is at the heart of Our school life

Music is a subject which provides all pupils the opportunity to participate in creative, artistic and physical activity and as such, captures the imagination of children in their formative years.

We provide a broad and eclectic music curriculum, in order to stimulate pupils’ interest, appreciation and enjoyment of music – and to develop pupils’ perceptive, sensitive and critical response to music of different forms, styles and cultures. The core musical skills of Listening and Appraisal, Composition and Performance, are taught via a wide range of theoretical and practical activities and every pupil is encouraged to develop their musical ability to their fullest potential. In addition, pupils who exhibit an innate musical ability and talent are provided with additional support and guidance via our High Achievers programme.

Music currilulum aims

• Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians;
• Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence;
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

Royal Russell school vilnius - Music curriculum
Royal Russell school vilnius - Music curriculum
Royal Russell school vilnius - Music curriculum
Royal Russell school vilnius - Music curriculum
Royal Russell school vilnius - Music curriculum
Royal Russell school vilnius - Music curriculum
Can I tour the Royal Russell school or nursery?

Please get in touch with us at to arrange a visit during your trip so that you can truly experience the atmosphere and character of our school. You will have much to discover and consider when choosing a boarding school and we are here to help you. If this is not possible, interviews can be carried out via Skype, WhatsApp, Facetime, WeChat or Zoom.

What other opportunities are there to visit the school?

We run open days, and personal visits can be arranged by appointment throught the year. Individual families or small groups are welcome to view our outstanding on-site facilities and meet our staff and pupils at a mutually convenient time during any working school day.

What is the application process?

If you are interested in visiting Royal Russell school in Vilnius and applying for a place, please get in touch with us via email or phone and you will guide you throughout the joining process.

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