“The aim and final reason of all music should be nothing else but the glory of God and the refreshment of the spirit.” Johann Sebastian Bach
Students experiment with diverse sounds and learn to combine these effectively. They listen and respond to music, becoming aware of the elements of beat, rhythm, pitch, dynamics and tempo as they sing, play and move which helps them to develop an understanding of music as an aural art form. Students share their music with peers and experience a range of music as audiences. They experiment with contrasting sounds and learn to use instruments appropriately and safely. Students talk about their experiences of music, identifying what they enjoy and why and develop confidence to be creative, skillful and informed musicians. They are exposed to the role music plays in God’s creation and how it can be translated into their lives today and learn to identify how music is used for different purposes in the Bible and transfer this to their life experiences. The aim for students to also use their God given gifts to worship Him with the music they create and perform.
“Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet; praise Him with the harp and lyre, Praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, Praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.” Psalm 150