Music

Music

 

MUSIC @ TAYLORS LAKES PRIMARY SCHOOL

At Taylors Lakes Primary School our music program offers an hourly session for all children from Prep – Grade 6.  We have two music specialist music teachers, Caroline Le Sueur (Middle & Upper Primary) and Vicky Klepkas (Lower Primary).  Each session focuses on developing musical intelligence, building self-esteem and confidence.  Areas and topics covered in music range from instrumental families and instrument recognition to musical elements and sound exploration. The styles of music, song structure and world music are also covered and explored.

In addition to the classroom music session, children can take part in Instrumental Programs.  The groups are seen as Enrichment Programs that are provided by our music department to further develop and extend students. Each year the groups are formed with new students, therefore the sound and ideas created are unique and different.  There are 3 different ensembles that involve students from all the grade levels spanning across the school.


Prep –Grade 2: Early Years Percussion Ensemble (approx. 12 students)

Grade 3 & 4: School Choir (approx. 40 students)

Grade 5 & 6: The Middle Years Percussion Ensemble (approx. 24 students)           

 

The Metro Music Program is an outside organisation that provides private and group music lessons to students during class time.  This opportunity allows children to further their musical skills by learning an instrument such as Keyboard and Guitar.


Benefits of Music

·         It promotes higher-order thinking, emotional engagement & motor development. 

·         Helps us to understand our own and other cultures, past & present.

·         Contributes to the school community quality of life.

·         Encourages teamwork and cohesiveness, discipline & commitment.

·         Contributes to sensitivity & emotional stability.

·         Encourages mastery, patience & persistence.

·         Fosters creativity & individuality.

Music is a learning area that is valued highly at TLPS.  The benefits of music making are recognised and celebrated through whole school events such as ‘Music Count Us In’ and ‘Making Music Being Well’.