The School of Music is a book by Meurig and Rachel Bowen with illustrations by Daniel Frost


Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Nicola Benedetti featured courtesy of Decca Classics and Ksenija Sidorova, Avi Avital and Bryn Terfel featured courtesy of Deutsche Grammophon


Welcome to The School of Music, a place bursting with talent and zinging with creativity, as well as tuneful outbursts… naturally! If you haven't already bought a copy of the book, then snap to it! 

We hope you enjoy the music you hear from a bunch of extremely talented and generous musicians who have your amusement and edification at heart. Each clip of music is accompanied by information on the instrument being played, as well as the artist who has mastered it. We can't give you 40 more lessons, but we can provide 20 wonderful pieces of music to complement the following chapters in the book:

  • Lesson 6 (Instruments that you pluck)
  • Lesson 7 (Instruments that you blow)
  • Lesson 8 (Instruments that you hit)
  • Lesson 9 (Instruments with keys)
  • Lesson 10 (Instruments that you bow)
  • Lesson 11 (Voices)
  • and Lesson 13 (String Quartets)


Sergio Trunk