All classes participate in developmental class music sessions. The program is designed to be sequential, using an aural based approach that develops the singing voice and ear. The program is based on the teachings of Hungarian composer/educator Kodaly but and is influenced by the Orff-Schulwerk approach. Students engage in singing and instrumental activities as a means of developing performing, creating and responding to music. All the elements of music including, rhythm, pitch, melody, form, texture and expressive devices are taught. Whilst the class music program focuses on improving musicianship skills, repertoire is carefully selected to support other learning areas across the school.
East Victoria Park Primary School has a well resourced music room in which class music lessons are directed by a specialist teacher.
A range of xylophones, metallophones and marimba are available for use by students, along with untuned percussion instruments.
With the support of the P&C, a new KAWAI K35e upright Piano was purchased in 2009.
All students from PP-Year 7 learn and participate in community singing. Every assembly, we perform one choral item together as a school. Repertoire represents a variety of styles, including contemporary Australian works, world and Indigenous music, jazz, classical and other traditional choral works.
“Music Play for Life”
East Victoria Park PS is a proud support of the “Music.Play for Life” national campaign, which is an initiative of the Music Council of Australia. Each year, we participate in Music Count Us In, which has promoted the benefits of music education within our school community.
“I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but more importantly music; for in the patterns of music and all the arts, are the keys to learning.”