It is the aim that all students who attend BISP are given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument and to become musically literate. To achieve this aim, the school ensures that there is an adequate provision of musical instruments including strings, brass and woodwind, and that mainstream lessons are devoted to instrument and ensemble tuition. In addition, choral work is undertaken at every level.

Students are given opportunities to perform at special performances, major events at the school and during their activities. Additional specialist support, at a nominal charge, is available for individual lessons in a variety of instruments and singing. Students may also choose to take ABRSM or Rock School certifications in their chosen instrument.