MUSIC AT TAKARI PRIMARY SCHOOL – 2019
All classes from Years 1 to 6 have two 45 minute music lessons per week with the Music Specialist on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Engaging in musical activities is proven to be beneficial academically, emotionally, physically and socially. Music lessons at Takari aim to involve many different forms of music-making and responding.
General Overview: In all year levels we explore musical elements of beat and rhythm, pitch and melody, dynamics, texture, form and tempo using the skills of singing, listening, moving and playing. This includes reading, writing and playing simple, graphic music notation. The addition of larger Djembes to our percussion instruments has allowed us to explore drum circles.
We explore the role of music in our lives and in the wider community. There are many opportunities to perform and to learn audience behaviour in both formal and informal settings, in class and at assemblies.
Takari Primary has two rock bands that rehearse before school on Tuesdays (Year 6) and Thursdays (Year 5). Mr Eddie Parise leads and inspires these young musicians, many who have never previously learned an instrument. The bands will perform at the Schools Make Music program at the Crown Theatre later in the year.
As a part of their Music lessons, students learn a song that is sung together as a whole school at assembly. This is a highlight of each assembly and the students sing with enthusiasm.
There will be a whole school music incursion planned during the year that will reinforce and enhance concepts learned during the year and inspire students to expand their music skills.
Music Specialist, Takari Primary School