“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 develop skills through playing instruments, reading and analysing a wide variety of music. They develop aural skills by exploring, imitating and recognising musical elements including dynamics, pitch and rhythm patterns. Using pitched instruments such as the keyboard and tuned percussion, students explore and vary instrumental timbres in isolation and combinations, playing softer or louder, faster or slower, solo or tutti and look for patterns in music. Students develop their God-given gifts by increasing their knowledge and skills. They participate in performances, encouraging their peers with respectful and thoughtful observations and feedback and begin to develop confidence to be creative, skillful and informed musicians.
“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