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Instrumental Music

 
 
Helensvale State School has approximately one hundred and fifty students enrolled in the Instrumental Music Program.  These students range from grade three to grade seven. Strings can begin learning in Year 3 while band students start in Year 4. We have a specialist Strings Instructor two days a week and a specialist Band Director two days a week.
Rational
Music is one part of a child’s total education. The Instrumental Music Program is an extension of the classroom music program and provides students with the opportunity to experience the expressive qualities of music through learning to play a band or orchestral instrument. Through music education, the students are lead to an awareness and an appreciation of the role music plays in their own lives and in the lives of others. Music Education has a holistic approach, supporting each child in becoming independent learners and learning skills vital for a successful life such as responsibility, persistence, resilience and problem solving.

Aim

The aims of the Instrumental Music Program are:
  • To provide an opportunity for the musical development of students through instrumental instruction in a group situation.
  • To provide regular ensemble experiences for students to assist in developing specific ensemble performance skills, as an integral part of their music education.
  • To encourage chamber music and solo performances.
  • To support students in developing skills in the areas of improvisation and composition specifically through their instrument.
  • To complement the school classroom music program.
  • To establish and support links within the surrounding and wider community through workshops and performances with other primary schools, Helensvale State High School and participate in local musical events where available.