Students have an array of opportunities to participate in music including classroom programs, individual lessons, community performances, school concerts and Eisteddfods.
The classroom music program supports instrumental lessons and ensemble performance by linking theoretical, aesthetic and creative components and helps students understand the interrelationship of these elements in the construction and interpretation of music.
Our music program aims to ensure that all students perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians. Students also learn to sing, create and compose music and explore how music is produced and communicated. While students learn the basics of a range of instruments through classroom music, a focus in Year 3 is given to strings where each student learns a violin, viola, or cello for the year.
Music as an art form exists in every culture and the study of a broad range of styles enriches a student’s understanding and appreciation of the world both currently, and historically. Students are not only taught to appreciate the music made by others but they are also taught to develop their own performance skills, think critically, produce their own music, and connect with music as a means of self-expression. In a society where focus is given to technology and materialism, students still need to be connected to their senses and feelings and share their experiences. Music has the ability to be the powerful creative outlet for students’ own interpretation of the world around them.