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.


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 and 2: Years 2,3

This term, the year 2 and 3 have been introduced to singing and playing in Solfege and music in the meter of 2. We have learnt to sing, play and dance many songs in the meter of 2.

Term 1 and 2: Years 4, 5, 6

We start the first half of the year with beat , meter and rhythms. The senior classes are learning to read rhythms in the meter of 2, 3, and 4. The instrument that we used to apply what we have learnt is the bucket drum.