“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” - Maya Angelou
"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.” - Albert Einstein
Music gives us so much in life; creativity and expression, to confidence, social skills and even math skills. Music feeds mind, body and soul. It is one of the most important things for the brain. At Vita et Pax each year group, from nursery to year six, benefit from weekly music lessons where they learn about Music composition and theory.
Music in the Early Years
In the Early Years, the children focus on the Basics of Music Theory where they explore the Tempo, Dynamics and Rhythms of Music. The children are introduced to Music from different cultures, instrument playing, singing and composing.
Music in the Infants
In the Infants the children continue to focus on Music Theory where they explore Pitch, Rhythm and Pulse. The children develop their confidence at creating music and begin to produce pieces of Music for a performance as an Accompaniment to a Song.
Music in the Juniors
In the Juniors the children begin to explore different Music scales, the instruments and families of the Classical Orchestra and how to analyse short descriptive compositions. As the children reach the upper juniors they begin to learn how to read and write Music and they work towards gaining their Theory Grades via ABRSM.