Vision & Ethos

Developing our pupils’ skills and creativity


Education with A-Star Music is about challenge and enjoyment. We teach the importance of constructive questioning and reasoning which instills a sense of responsibility so that we can help the pupils’ to think afresh and contribute positively to the lives of those around them.

We foster individual and group musical growth whilst encouraging. We promote the importance of friendship and the joy in life that lies at the heart of personal happiness and fulfilment through music and creative arts.

Our aims and values:

  • Aspiration
    We are ambitious for all our pupils. We encourage them to set their sights high, to develop their skills, and to find inspiration in trying out new things. We highly prize the qualities of perseverance and personal commitment that will carry them far in their musical endeavors.
  • Confidence 
    We celebrate achievement without arrogance and develop an awareness of the skills required in both leaders and followers, so that all can make a positive contribution.
  • Independence of thinking
    We challenge and inspire pupils’ to think for themselves and aid their development in music appreciation.
  • Resilience
    We encourage pupils’ to practice their craft and grow in self-discipline, resourcefulness and initiative, so that they can navigate life with confidence.
  • Courtesy
    We pride ourselves on being a supportive community. We promote friendship and growth within a framework of respect and consideration for others.
  • Generosity
    We uphold strong moral values and expect everyone to behave with honesty and integrity. Service to others is central to our company. This is demonstrated in the sums we raise each year for charity, in our work in the community and in our mentoring and development schemes.