At St Stephen’s, music is highly valued. We believe music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children; it is a vehicle for personal expression playing an important part in the personal development of people. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enable children to better understand the world that they live in. It also plays an important part in helping children to feel part of a community. We provide a range of opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music.
At St Stephen’s School, we make music an enjoyable experience. We encourage children to participate in a variety of musical experiences through which we aim to build up the confidence of all children.
As well as class based music lessons, here are some of the opportunities we offer our children:
Instrumental tuition in the following instruments:
Children are given the opportunity to share their music in a variety of settings
Other opportunities include:
• Visiting musicians
• Trips to concerts
• Music Festival Week (music talent shows, music workshops led by visiting musicians, etc)
Accessing Music Activities Beyond St Stephen's
Be a Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann or an Ed Sheehan and try your hand at creating some music for yourself and others to enjoy by clicking on the links below!
During the lockdown, songs will be posted for you to learn. 'Singup' provide resources to help you learn the song as well as the backing track to sing along to - so why not have a go!