Music can help to develop confidence, improve concentration and social interaction and promote creative self-expression.
Most students have one lesson per week, but music also supports and encourages communication and enhances learning in other curriculum areas. In addition, music plays an important part in the spiritual life of the school.
Students engage with music in three ways:
Performing: Using instruments, voices, hands, feet or any other sound maker to play music.
Composing: Making new music for a given stimulus through the use of repeated patterns, pre-prepared or programmed instruments, improvisation, gestures or pictures.
Listening: Showing respect for the work of others in the group, listening to recorded music, in a broad range of styles, times and places and expressing opinions about how music can affect us.