Music is a universal language used by all of us. Through this subject, students can express who they are physically, cognitively, spiritually and emotionally.
The practice of music builds confidence and self-esteem, transforming students through supported explorations, which develop a strong sense of well-being and self-empowerment. It allows students a creative outlet, encouraging their own ideas and solutions as they create or perform.
Music is a practical and knowledge-based subject, allowing students to develop performance and composition skills, as well as increasing their musical knowledge and aural understanding.
We connect sound to symbol, and symbol to sound through the unique languages and literacies of music. We learn to work and create both individually and collaboratively.
Students learn to be confident and resilient through taking the creative risks involved in performance and composition, learning useful techniques as they develop their own ‘voice.’
Notation, score reading, aural skills, contexts of music and music analysis, instrumentation, arrangement, and research are all valuable musical tools.
Music Technologies are a growth area in Music, so we explore how they work, and how they can enhance our own music-making.
Sound Technology, an important part of performance and recording, is also an option for students wishing to explore this area of the subject.