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Music

Mr I Hird – Curriculum Leader – Music
Mr Hadfield – Teacher of Music

Students study Music at St Michael’s through the integrated disciplines of:

Performing
Composing
Listening
Appraising

“Music can be magic.” It calls forth all human virtues: imagination, discipline, teamwork, determination. It enriches and inspires.

Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way students feel, think and act. Music forms part of an individual’s identity and positive interaction with music can develop students’ competence as learners and increase their self-esteem. Music brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development. As an integral part of culture, past and present, music helps students understand themselves, relate to others and develop their cultural understanding, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.

St Michael’s Music department believe that with practical, first-hand experience, students gain a better understanding of the process of music. We provide a variety in approach to music education to appeal to the needs of all students. Students learn about a mixture of musical styles and have access to a range of different music equipment in order to listen, compose and perform.