The mission of the Winston School music program is to foster friendship and learning through the study and performance of popular music.

The music class, taught by musician and indie band leader Noah Wilke, incorporates both the theory and practice of making music and interweaves appropriate appreciation and music history topics in the process.

The program, which brings together students of varying skill levels, includes instruction on guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and singing. Students learn discipline and study skills that help them in their other classes.

After-school music lessons support student growth and allow students to be grouped based on skill. Activities also help specific groups such as the girls’ rock band, recording club and musical theatre, to flourish.

The Winston School music program has made a variety of recordings in the music room, from their early Winston Academy original album “Making Peace with Sasquatch” (2006), the heavy sounds of “Pods” (2007), and their most recent batch of cover songs which they finished and mixed at a professional recording studio, Big Fish, in Encinitas. This recording included “The Thrill is Gone” and “Time”, which were both added in the Spring of 2013.

Landslide by the Winston High School Band “The Middle” by the Winston Middle School Band
“Making Peace with the Sasquatch” by Austin Walker “On Our Way” by Katie Farkas & Richelle Aries
“Blackbird” “When You Were Young”

The Winston School of San Diego is a registered 501(c)(3)