Junior School Music
“Music is a world within itself with a language we all understand”, sang Stevie Wonder in Sir Duke. Nurturing such joy, understanding and passion for music is at the very heart of our pupils’ musical education at St Edmund’s.
We are fortunate to have a dedicated team of teachers that delivers an imaginative programme of study that feeds the musical abilities that exist in our school. Every child has the opportunity to explore their musical capabilities in the classroom, by learning a musical instrument and as part of an ensemble.
Music lessons in the Junior School focus on the core skills of composing, listening and performing and are explored through engaging topic-based work. At this stage of our pupils’ musical education the foundations are laid – not only for the possibility of studying music at an advanced level for some pupils, but also for a lifetime of musical appreciation for all.
Music lessons are given by visiting specialist teachers, and pupils are encouraged to participate in one of our many ensembles. St Edmund’s is the home of The East Kent Children’s Orchestra, a community ensemble of 40+ players, and the school’s own array of musical groups and choirs.