Why study music?
Music stimulates creativity, imagination, and intuition. Music can help you express ideas and feelings and Music is a universal language. Music courses run for years 9-13, we focus on performance skills, learning how to play instruments, singing waiata, and music appreciation. Music can help build confidence and resilience as it requires students to work with and relate to others, to be empathetic and thoughtful. We study and perform a range of music and have termly showcases for students to share their talents.
We also have six itinerant music teachers who teach Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, and Bass. These lessons (available to Year 9-13 students) are timetabled and students are able to have a one on one lesson with an instrumental specialist!
Our goal as a department is to nurture and support our musicians, to encourage students to step out of their comfort zones and to share their work. This encouragement of ‘risk taking’ is an important stepping stone for our learners as we support them on their journey towards our vision as ‘a centre of creative excellence he puna auaha’.