Music

The positive link between the study of music and a child’s academic and social development has been well documented. With this in mind, Music at Bethania plays an integral role in the school curriculum. Students from Prep to Year 6 participate in an enjoyable program which develops the essential skills to engage with Music in a rich and meaningful way.

In the local and wider community, Bethania Lutheran School has established a fine reputation as a school with high standards in all areas of its Music Program.

Class Music

Students from Prep to Year 6 have a weekly Music lesson taken by a Music Specialist. During these classes, students experience the wonder of music through varied activities such as singing, moving to music, playing an instrument, music games, composing and listening.

Instruments in the Classroom

All learning in Music begins with the voice and body before transferring these skills to classroom instruments. Students begin with tuned and untuned percussion instruments in the early years, and later experience ukulele, guitar, drums, and piano.

Instrumental Music Lessons

Individual and group tuition are available in the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, drums, guitar, ukulele, piano, and voice. The school has a selection of instruments available for hire. Students are encouraged, when ready, to sit for practical music exams through the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).

Brochures and enrolment forms are available at Reception.

Music Performance Groups

Music groups at Bethania are organised according to ability rather than instrument type. These groups cater for all levels of ability, from beginners to advanced players.

Choirs

Choirs are open to all students from Year 1 to Year 6. Junior Choir (Years 1-3) and Viva Voices (Years 4-6) rehearse weekly to prepare for a variety of performances throughout the year.

Performances

All students participate in a performance at the annual Learning Showcase. For this event, each cohort prepares a performance during their weekly Music lesson to share with the school community.

A highlight of the year for all Instrumental students and Choir members is the Twilight Concert series. Every student shares the joy of music with their families and friends at a concert in which every child is a star!        

Leadership

Two music captains are appointed each year to assist the music staff. Each performance group also appoints two senior students who are responsible for helping during rehearsals and performances.

Music Events

  • Musical
  • Grandparent's Day
  • Twilight Concerts
  • Community Performances
  • Country Fair
  • Chapel
  • End of Year Service


 

 

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