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Instrumental Music

two male high school students learning guitar

Strike a Chord at the School by the Sea.

There are many avenues for musicians to practice their craft at Tabor, including Advanced Topic courses, co-curriculars, and most recently, TaborX (TX) groups. Tabor instrumentalists fill out a variety of ensembles and are provided the opportunity to form chamber groups as well. They perform in different venues across campus, as well as in honors ensembles at the Southeastern District, Massachusetts All-State, and All-Eastern Music Festivals. Our instrumentalists have performed with The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. A great percentage of the players take lessons with the thirteen private music instructors who are on campus throughout the week. Tabor is proud of its instrumental program and provides unlimited opportunities for students to study, practice, and enjoy the art of music at every level.

Instrumental Ensembles

Private Music Instruction

Lessons are offered on all woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, in addition to, voice, piano, and guitar. Students are scheduled for lessons once a week and they have ample opportunities to perform throughout the school year.


Instrumental Performances

Students are heard performing in Chapel, at All School Meetings, in the various recitals around campus, and often during our regular Open Mic Nights. Whether it is the full String Ensemble playing a movement or a solo pianist playing a piece, musical performances enrich our community experience. Applied Music Recitals are scheduled three times each year as a culmination of the co-curricular afternoon program. Participating instrumentalists and vocalists perform solo pieces they have been working on with their instructors all season. There are also formal ensemble concerts that take place in the Fireman Performing Arts Center each winter and spring, where students perform a combination of seasonal arrangements mixed with challenging repertoire that delights the audience and stretches the abilities of the musicians.

Student playing on grand piano

Steinway Initiative

Tabor Academy is in the initial stages of becoming an All-Steinway School. This is an important initiative and one that speaks volumes to the dedication and passion that are embodied by performing arts at Tabor. Tabor's commitment to this program represents the ambition to become among the top schools in the world with respect to performance, teaching, and practice pianos. It is yet another way Tabor excellence can be seen, and heard, by our greater constituency.