More about Music in Primary
Music program for Upper Primary – classes 3, 4 and 5
All children in these three classes will learn to play a stringed instrument. (Class 3’s music program commences in Term 3). The string family consists of the Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass. Weekly tuition will be held in groups of five students, and the Class will come together as an orchestra. The program will cover the areas of technique, reading, repertoire and performance. The School will issue each student an instrument. Hire of an instrument and tuition will be covered by a surcharge, which will be added to the School fees. It needs to be pointed out that the group lessons do not replace the benefits of learning in a private lesson. If a student shows an interest in learning an instrument well, then a private lesson is recommended.
Music program for Upper Primary – Class 6
Class 6 students will be involved in a similar music program, however they will choose between a stringed instrument, a wind instrument (flute, clarinet, trumpet) or the guitar. The program will cover the areas of technique, reading, repertoire and performance.
(Any damage to or loss of these instruments will be the parents’ responsibility.)
General Music Classes for Upper Primary – Classes 3, 4, 5 and 6
At different times in the year children will have Class music lessons with a music teacher. In these lessons a broad experience with music is explored, with an emphasis on creativity. The program encompasses: singing, playing, creating/composing, performance, reading and writing music, exploring instruments, music of other cultures, music and other performing arts.
A performing ensemble continues to build, drawing upon singers from Upper Primary.
Private lessons are available in class time and after school to students in Primary and High School. Please contact the School regarding lessons. Instruments to choose from are: Violin, Irish Violin, Viola, Brass, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Guitar, Bass, Cello, Piano, Keyboard and Voice.