Head of Department
Mrs Z Millest
The music department aims to provide a creative experience through the music – including performance, composition, responding and listening. Our students have confidence in themselves and their abilities and perform effectively in a myriad of environments to showcase their creative talents.
The music curriculum is carefully sequenced with topics specifically selected for contemporary feel and relevance to student interest and enjoyment. The programme of study reflects all strands of the National Curriculum and gives students the opportunity to perform, listen to and evaluate music from a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions. It also allows students to perform and compose in various capacities and use technology to create original pieces.
Students explore how music is created, produced, and communicated using musical notation. They are able to improvise and compose drawing on musical structures, styles, and genres. Students listen to a wide range of musical pieces from great composers to contemporary songwriters allowing them to develop a deepening understanding of music, its history and theory.
Our peripatetic music teacher tailors each lesson to the needs of the individual through their chosen instrument. Students can play and perform confidently, both solo and ensemble, using their voice and instruments fluently with accuracy and expression.