Music


Early Years Music:


Music education greatly enhances students’ understanding and achievement in non-musical subjects. It will give students a way to connect with other people.Children are naturally very social, and it’s important to encourage them to build relationships by providing them experiences to share with each other. We firmly believe that music gives students the opportunity to develop time management skills and discipline.

At ISA, musical education begins in Early Years and continues every year, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music whilst honing their musical skills. Students develop musical skills and literacy through singing,movement and instrumental playing. A Kodály and Orff-centered approach from kindergarten through primary and middle school engage children in active music making, with their voices and musical instruments.

Primary Music:

At ISA, musical education begins in Early Years and continues every year, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music whilst honing their musical skills. Music education greatly enhances students’ understanding and achievement in non-musical subjects. It will give students a way to connect with other people. Children are naturally very social, and it is important to encourage them to build relationships by providing them experiences to share with each other. We firmly believe that music gives students the opportunity to develop time management skills and self-discipline. Students develop musical skills and literacy through singing, movement and instrumental playing. A Kodály and Orff-centered approach from kindergarten through primary and middle school engage children in active music making, with their voices and musical instruments.
 


Middle Year Music:

Music education greatly enhances students’ understanding and achievement in non-musical subjects. It will give students a way to connect with other people. We firmly believe that music gives students the opportunity to develop, not only subject specific skills, but time management, critical and creative thinking, and affective skills while developing a strong sense of self-discipline. Music allows for a holistic development of students’intellectual, social and emotional well-being through the relationships they build, the experiences they share with each other and the team work and cooperation that is essential to develop in both small and large ensemble playing.A focus on the individual, however enhances their self-confidence, resilience and adaptability.

At ISA, musical education begins in Early Years and continues every year through Middle School, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music whilst honing their musical skills. In the Middle School, from years 6 – 9 musicis offered as a discipline within the Arts subject group. Ensuring a well-balanced and rounded curriculum, students experience Visual Arts and Musicin years 6 – 8 and are given an opportunity to elect music in the later years of the program as a focused study. Throughout the program students are engaged in tasks that develop their analytical and higher order thinking skills.

Students develop musical skills and literacy through singing, movement and instrumental playing. A Kodály and Orff-centered approach/methodology has been developed for middle school to engage children in active music making, with their voices and musical instruments. Their performance skills are further developed through opportunities to perform for formative and summative tasks while given opportunities at school events and assemblies for public performance practice. Students develop their composition skills and aural skills through a broad range of topics from world music, through popular music and the Western Tonal Tradition.

Students are given every opportunity to enhance their ensemble skills through extracurricular activities during clubs times, in choir and through an annual musical performance. Involvement in music encourages them to understand the music in different contexts and cultural histories, thus supporting the development of students with an inquiring and empathetic world view.