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Classroom music

All children from year Prep to 6 receive a one hour music lesson in their class group each week. The program taught in the lesson follows Education Queensland’s Arts syllabus and will follow the National Curriculum when it is implemented. The methodology is based on the sequential and developmental Kodaly program.

Vocal training is the primary skill developed through a selected repertoire of songs. The children are taught the melodic, rhythmic and dynamic elements of music through singing. Sight singing is taught through time names (ta, ti-ti, etc.) and Solfege (doh, re, me, fa, so, la,ti, doh).

The recorder is introduced in year 4. The children continue to play recorder pieces with increasing degrees of complexity and skill requirement through to year 6.