Services We Offer
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- Note Value
- Lyrics & Melody
- Performing Together
- Instruments & Styles
Our lessons are focussed around the following key aims of the National Curriculum:
- performing, listening, reviewing and evaluating music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
- learning to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, having the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, using technology appropriately and having the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
- understanding and exploring how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.
Key stage 1
Pupils will be taught to:
- Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
- Play tuned and untuned instruments musically
- Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recordedmusic
- Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Key stage 2
Pupils will be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should be developing an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Pupils will be taught to:
- Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
- Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the inter-related dimensions of music
- Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
- Use and understand staff and other musical notations
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.
We understand how difficult it is for schools to offer an instrument specific curriculum, which is why our tutors are ideal to cover this aspect of teaching and enhance the level, profile and love of music around the school. We recommend that students perform in assembly, recitals and at end of year performances.
Music therapy has had an impact on pupils’:
communication skills (including listening and eye contact)
social skills and turn-taking
motivation, focus and alertness
self-esteem / sense of identity
spontaneity and creativity
All children can thrive in a mainstream environment, but some need that little extra support to help them through their education. We believe that all children can reach their potential through music.
We offer Music Theory peripatetic lessons on a 1 to 1 or group of up to 6, providing a basis of preparation for the ABRSM Grade 1 – 5 Theory Exam.
ABRSM Grade Music Theory covers
- Basics of notation; terms & signs
- Some simple and compound time signatures
- Some major keys & scales
- Rhythm writing
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
(National Curriculum Music (2014))
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