Year 4 Instrumental Music Program Launches for 2023
Studies have shown that learning to read and play music helps students improve proficiency in mathematics, reading and cognitive development, and second-language development skills. It also helps increase self-confidence as students perform for an audience, as well as other benefits that come from using the creative brain. That is why at King's, all Year 4 students receive a school instrument and have weekly music lessons as part of our enriched curriculum. The cohort have begun the year learning new skills on their orchestral instruments. Each week, they enjoy a small group lesson before getting together in the larger instrument-based ensemble groups, called ‘Sectionals.’ Instrument groups include Upper Strings (Violin and Viola), Lower Strings (Cello and Double Bass), Flute, Woodwind (Clarinet and Saxophone), Brass (Trumpet, Trombone and French Horn) and Percussion. In Term 2, these groups will come together to form two large ensembles of Strings and Band and at the end of the year they will perform to a large audience of parents and friends for a celebration concert.