Commercial Music

This comprehensive and innovative music course at Tring Park is aimed at talented musicians who have an interest in creating and performing popular music. The curriculum covers three broad interdisciplinary areas of learning: performance practice, songwriting and creative musicianship, and principles of music theory and applied aural skills.

Our students must display creativity, intellect, enthusiasm and confidence in order to maximise their potential on the course. In addition to their musical vocational training, students also undertake A Levels, ensuring a well-rounded educational experience.

Practical musicianship 

This constitutes a large proportion of the course and there are opportunities throughout the School to collaborate with some of the other vocational departments. The creative aspect of the Commercial Music Course allows pupils to write original material, create their own arrangements and write for commissions.

Tring Park is renowned for its high performance standards and we would expect anyone applying for the Commercial Music Course to have reached a good standard on their principal instrument.


Every year the students on the Commercial Music Course perform a London Showcase.  Previous venues have included: the 606 Club, Pizza Express Live, Holborn and Bush Hall. Throughout the year students on the course have frequent opportunities to perform in Acoustic Nights and an in-house showcase. Students on the course often get the opportunity to collaborate with students on other vocational courses.

For all enquiries concerning the Commercial Music Course please contact Harmesh Gharu, Head of Commercial Music at or Tel. 01442 821670.

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