JUNIOR MUSIC – YEARS 2, 3
At MHP, hands-on practical music making is how we learn the fundamentals of music: beat, meter, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, and timbre. Each music lessons consists of the following:
Singing – based on the Kodaly method using solfege and time names to develop inner hearing and aural skills.
Instruments – Children learn to play a range of class instruments including non-pitched and pitched percussions and keyboards.
Dance and movement – In years 2 and 3, students’ musical responses through movement is particularly emphasised, especially in developing A sense of beat and meter.
Music theory and knowledge – Rhythm and pitch notation, musical expressions, history, composers, genre and style are covered in the repertoire we play on our instruments and the songs we sing.
SENIOR MUSIC – YEARS 4-6
In the senior music class, students learn a wide range of musical instruments as well as more in-depth music theory and knowledge.
Singing – Continuation of the Kodaly method of singing; expanding the range of pitches and rhythms used.
Instruments – In addition to percussion instruments, students learn to play bucket drums, recorder and ukulele at the senior year levels.
Composition and improvisation – Students participate in group compositions and improvisation based on a variety of musical styles and techniques.
Music theory and knowledge – Extended learning of Rhythm and pitch notation, musical expressions, history, composers, genre and style.
Term 1: 1Year 6’s Bucket Drumming