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Music

The music curriculum is currently being developed but we aim to deliver a scheme of work including the use of Music Tech, World Music, Keyboard Skills and Using Your Voice through composition, performance and listening.

Nearly everyone enjoys music whether by listening to it, singing, or playing an instrument. I feel it is really important to offer our students the opportunity to be creative and build on all the skills that music has to offer such as performance and listening, etc. The music business is also one of the biggest industries in this country, contributing nearly 5 billion pounds last year alone to the UK economy. Recent research has demonstrated some of the attributes that learning music has:

  • Musical training helps develop language and reasoning: Students who have early musical training will develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning. The left side of the brain is better developed with music, and songs can help imprint information on young minds.
  • A mastery of memorization: Even when performing with sheet music, student musicians are constantly using their memory to perform. The skill of memorization can serve students well in education and beyond.
  • Increased coordination: Students who practice with musical instruments can improve their hand-eye coordination. Just like playing sports, children can develop motor skills when playing music.
  • Children stay engaged in school: An enjoyable subject like music can keep children interested and engaged in school. Student musicians are likely to stay in school AND achieve in higher in other subjects.
  • Emotional development: Students of music can be more emotionally developed, with empathy towards other cultures They also tend to have higher self-esteem and are better at coping with anxiety.
  • Music builds imagination and intellectual curiosity: Introducing music in childhood years can help foster a positive attitude toward learning and curiosity. Artistic education develops the whole brain and develops a child’s imagination.
  • Music can develop spatial intelligence: Students who study music can improve the development of spatial intelligence, which allows them to perceive the world accurately and form mental pictures. Spatial intelligence is helpful for advanced mathematics and more.
  • Children can learn teamwork: Many musical education programs require teamwork as part of a band or orchestra. In these groups, students will learn how to work together and build camaraderie.
  • Responsible risk-taking: Performing a musical piece can bring fear and anxiety. Doing so teaches children how to take risks and deal with fear, which will help them become successful and reach their potential.
  • Better self-confidence: With encouragement from teachers and parents, students playing a musical instrument can build pride and confidence. Musical education is also likely to develop better communication for students.

 

Key Contact: Mr.T Elliott

Email: telliott@brigantiatrust.net