Music is one of the eight key learning areas. All students from prep to year 6 receive specialist music lessons.
Through the implementation of a balanced, developmental, sequential and comprehensive music education program, we aim to foster the development of each child’s musical ability to the fullest, so that she/he may understand the contribution music makes to her/his life.
The classroom music lessons include the nine basic elements of music – beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics, tone, colour, texture, form and style. Children are encouraged to participate in a variety of musical activities/games, which develop skills, and understanding of musical elements.
Reading and writing music, singing, playing, inventing and listening form the basis of the music education program. Learning to play the recorder in years 4 – 6 helps to improve the students’ literacy. It prepares them for learning other instruments by teaching them reading and playing skills, as well as establishing a regular practice routine. Technology is now becoming a major focus in music lessons, as we endeavour to keep students abreast of our changing world and music industry.
At Dakabin State School students are actively encouraged to extend their music learning through participation in several music extension programs such as choir. The instrumental music program (strings from year 3 and brass, wind and percussion from year 5).