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 from Grade 0 and we explore the elements of music, singing and playing marimbas. We also incorporate drama and movement in our lessons.
Each girl from Grade 3 is also able to receive specialist tuition in cello, clarinet, drums, flute, guitar, piano, recorder, saxophone, trumpet, violin and voice. Music theory is part of our curriculum from Grade 3-7.
In Grade 1 the class is divided into 2 groups and half the class learns the recorder for six months and the other half of the girls learn the marimbas/Orff.
In Grade 2, the girls learn the cello, violin and ukelele. 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 and each group spends one term each on learning the basics of clarinet, flute and trumpet. The purpose of this system is to allow the girls a chance to get a feel for a number of instruments before deciding whether they would like to carry on learning a particular instrument.