Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.’ (Aristotle)
A full and comprehensive musical curriculum is highly beneficial to all pupils. The school music curriculum will provide all pupils with opportunities for singing and playing simple melodic instruments, tuned and un-tuned percussion; exploring sounds; and active and passive listening. Music can make a powerful contribution to the education and development of children, having benefits which range from those that are largely academic to the growth of social skills and contribution to overall development. Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act, developing their self-esteem, and maximising their progress in education and not just in music. Music outside of the classroom, such as assemblies and clubs, are an essential part of a vibrant and effective musical life of a school.