‘I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.’ Plato
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. We aim to deliver a high-quality music education which engages and inspires children to develop a love of music and nurtures their talent as musicians. We aim to increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As learners progress, we foster their development of a critical engagement with music, including enabling them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. We have a musician specialist subject lead who is a class teacher and has a vision of learning to support all children and adults in school to learn how to listen, sing, play an instrument, perform and compose. With a strong core set of competencies and shared knowledge of musicianship in our school community, links with professional musicians in Bristol and across the world. So they appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality life and recorded music from across different traditions, composers and musicians.