Music is a vital
part of the school's curriculum. Plato said, "I would teach children
music, physics and philosophy, but most importantly music, for in the
patterns of music and all the arts are the keys of learning." Each girl
is fully involved in the Class Music lessons and they are also able to
receive specialist tuition in piano, recorder, clarinet, trumpet,
saxophone, flute, violin, drums and voice.
In Grade 2, the
girls learn the recorder, marimbas and violin. The class is divided into
three groups and they spend one term on each instrument. In Grade 3, the
class is divided into three groups for flute, clarinet and trumpet
lessons. These lessons are for one term each.
There are two
choirs - Senior Choir for Grades 5 to 7 and Junior Choir for Grades 2 to
4. The choirs perform at many functions, festivals and public occasions.
This is a wonderful
opportunity for the girls to make music together. Tours and workshops
are organised and the girls sometimes combine with The Ridge School for
concerts and tours.
Guitar and Jazz Bands
We have a guitar and a jazz band. The repertoire is varied and we
believe that making music together is an enriching experience.
Marimbas and Djembe Drums
These groups are very popular and offer the girls the opportunity to
play the marimbas, Orff instruments and djembe drums in a group
situation, with the emphasis on having fun.