Music Program overview
Armadale Primary School is home to a vibrant music program that provides in-class music opportunities for all students Years 1-6 and extra-curricular music opportunities for selected students. Armadale Primary School is a school that sings and finds great pleasure in doing so!
The music program at Armadale Primary gives students opportunities to develop individual music skills and then work in groups to play and compose. Being part of a strong music program helps to develop strong peer relationships, teamwork and commitment to achieving a common goal. The success of our music program is reflected in the students’ joyful approach to music-making, and also by the way music is embedded in our school community events.
The classroom music program at APS provides students from Years 1-6 with a weekly 60-minute music specialist lesson. Throughout their primary school years students gain instrumental experience with voice, percussion instruments, recorder and the ukulele. All students also learn to use iPads for ideas exploration, as well as music composition. Pre-Primary students explore music in their own classrooms.
We have a successful choral program with our Senior Choir singing at a wide range of events throughout the year, both at the school and in the wider communities. Students that choose to be in this non-auditioned choir engage with both choral and contemporary music, as well as learning and working on singing technique.
For students who seek musical extension, the school has an Instrumental Music Program, provided by teachers from the School of Instrumental Music (SIM). Students who qualify receive a free, weekly 30-minute group lesson on violin, guitar, clarinet, brass (trumpet, trombone or baritone) or flute. These lessons provide excellent pathways towards continuing music studies at a secondary school and possibly tertiary level. Students who learn an instrument often join our School Band and students also have access to other ensembles held at the local high-school.