Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way students feel, think and act. It brings together intellect and feeling and enables personal expression, reflection and emotional development.
As an integral part of culture, past and present, it helps students understand themselves and relate to others, forging important links between the home, school and the wider world.
The teaching of music develops student’s ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgements about musical quality. It encourages active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of group identity and togetherness. It also increases self – discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.