Music

In the classroom music programme students explore pitch, tempo, rhythm, structure, dynamics, music theory, and instrumental and vocal performance.  In the lower school the music programme is strongly based on the Orff and Kodaly approaches to music education.  This develops strong vocal, aural and improvisational skills.  Students also study for Trinity College London Music Theory examinations to support their practical musicianship.

Students have numerous other opportunities outside of weekly specialist lessons.  These pportunities include: Choirs (Viva Voce, Con Brio, and Schola Cantorum), Jazz Band, Orchestra, Musical Theatre Clubs (both junior and senior) and itinerant music lessons.

 

 

Our music programme is led by Anya Nazaruk, Director of Music – Diploma with Honors in Jazz Piano in the Rostov College of Arts, Graduate Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Music (Composition)

Music

Term 1

Term 2

Trinity Term

Term 3

Term 4

Year 1

Body Percussion/Rhythm and BeatMusic Appreciation 1: Carnival of the Animals Trinity Drama: Young Performer’s Certificate (Bronze) Tuned and Untuned Percussion Instruments Nativity
Year 2 Orff Arrangements: RONDO Practical Skills 1: Keyboard Trinity Drama: Young Performer’s Certificate (Silver) Music Appreciation 2:Peter and the Wolf Nativity
Year 3 Practical Skills 2: Recorder Trinity Drama: Young Performer’s Certificate (Gold) Vocal Technique -Solo and Choral Singing, 1 Improvisation on Barred Instruments and Recorders  + Nativity
Year 4 Practical Skills 3:Ukulele Trinity Drama: Initial, Pre-Grade Vocal Technique -Solo and Choral Singing, 2 Instrumental Performance for the Nativity
Year 5 Sibelius/Music Technology Trinity Drama: Musical Theatre Grade 1 Arrangement of Music Preparation for Grade 1 Theory Exam Introduction to Classical Music History
Year 6 Instruments of the Orchestra: Music Appreciation: Holst’s The Planets Trinity Drama: Musical Theatre Grade 2 Chapel Organ  Preparation for Grade 2 Theory Exam Carol Service and Prizegiving preparation
Year 7 History of Blues: Improvisation and Performance Trinity Drama:Musical Theatre Grade 3 Songwriting  Preparation for Grade 3 Theory Exam Musical Theatre vs. Opera Performance and Technique Carol Service and Prizegiving preparation
Year 8 Instrumental Composition  Music Appreciation: Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra Trinity Drama: Musical Theatre Grade 4 Classroom Performance/Ensemble Work Carol Service and Prizegiving preparation

Trinity College London Music
Theory Examinations run simultaneously throughout the entire music programme
from Years 1 through 8.