Music & Arts


Music is one of the most popular co-curricular activities at GSIS. The Music Department of GSIS offers a number of programmes and a wide variety of music study instructions in both Western and Indian categories. Students are provided with vocal training and are also trained in Western musical instruments such as the Xylophone, Piano, Keyboard, Recorder, Toots, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Guitars, Ukulele, Drums, Timpani, Djembe, Rondalla, Mandolins, Angklungs, Trumpets, Euphoniums, Horns, Trombones, Orff, and Glockenspiels. The school is an examination centre for Trinity College London. The students appear for their music theory and practicals examinations every year on campus. The students are also trained in a variety of Indian music instruments like the Veena, Violin, Mridangam, Chenda, Sitar, Tabla, Dholak, Flute, Tambourine and Ghatam.


Students are taught diverse forms of Indian classical dance and also the various folk forms that flourish in different parts of India with distinct cultural and aesthetic appeals. We aim to bring together classically-trained dancers and at the same time encourage the rich folk culture of our country. The students are exposed to several classical dance forms in the inter-house dance competitions conducted at the school. During the various events at school, students perform classical dances like Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam, and folk dances like Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi and so on. They are also taught Western forms of dances like Zorba.

Dance as a subject in the IB curriculum not only mainstreamed Arts into the regular academics, but also witnessed students enthusiastically taking up the subject at the higher levels. Dance is one of the popular subjects for Extended Essay in the IB Diploma Programme. All students who have taken Dance for their Extended Essay so far have been awarded ‘A’.

Visual Arts

We strongly believe that Visual Arts forms an integral part of the holistic development of a child. Art enables one to look at the world around them from diverse perspectives. We teach and facilitate Visual Arts in a way that students develop technical and concept making skills to express themselves and bring about transformation. Our endeavor is to nurture sensitive students who are able to retain their innate imagination and explore an array of artistic possibilities.

Apart from the traditional mediums like Drawing, Painting, Clay Modeling, Printmaking and Photography, we also encourage our students to experiment with new age mediums like Digital art, Conceptual and Installation Art, etc. The school regularly organizes art events and awareness programs that foster creativity and art appreciation.

We offer Art as a choice subject as Art in ICSE, the Art and Design in IGCSE and Visual Arts in the IBDP Programme. Through the effective delivery of these curriculums, we are able to mold and motivate students who are inclined towards Art and choose to study them passionately. Critical thinking and problem solving are virtues that are taught through the study of Visual Arts.

Art has the role in education of helping children to become like themselves instead of more like everyone else.

- Sydney Gurewitz Clemens