At Malorees our intent for Music is to ensure that the children develop their confidence in a supportive atmosphere to express themselves through music. All sessions are built around the use of singing to develop musical skills. In the Infant School music is delivered using the Da Capo In-school Music Programme and in the Junior School music lessons are planned and delivered by Brent Music Service.
The musical elements covered in all sessions and in all year groups, are:
• Expressive Elements
• Improvisation & Composition
Children will be introduced to these elements and encouraged to participate and to enjoy music from a range of musical genres. Where possible, additional songs are planned to match the context or season either in class sessions or in the whole-school music assembly.
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication which crosses barriers of culture, language and race. As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps pupils understand themselves and relate to others.
In line with the National Curriculum for music, all pupils:
• Will perform, listen to, review and evaluate music.
• Are taught to sing, create and compose music.
• Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated.
At Malorees, the music curriculum incorporates a variety of opportunities to use tuned and un-tuned instruments to develop technique, make music collectively, and explore how music is created.
The Junior School offer a wide range of instrumental tuition to all pupils, with c.40% of our children taking lessons.
Most lessons take place during the school day, although some lessons can be arranged for after school if the timetable is full during the day.
- Piano: your child must have access to a piano or full-sized keyboard for daily practice
- Music Theory
- Aural training
All teaching is 1 - 1; there are no group lessons.
The fee for lessons from September 2022 is £36 per hour pro rata
For further information and an application form for music lessons download our Instrumental Tuition Application leaflet or contact the school office.
MALOREES MUSIC TRUST
Malorees Music Trust's remit is to look after the Steinway Model C Grand Piano at Malorees, which is the property of the Trust.
The Trust supports furthering the musical experience of pupils at Malorees and at present organises the ABRSM music exams at school once a term.