St Aidan’s is the perfect place for young students to develop the necessary skills to become lifelong musicians. Music tuition in the Junior School commences in the Kindergarten with Every Day Music Classes delivered by specialist music teachers.
Every Day Music Program
Students learn music every day. Their 20 minute daily music lessons involve singing, listening, moving, playing and improvising to music. Students engage in age-appropriate repertoire and games that activate neural pathways and provide a foundational knowledge of music.
Early exposure to daily music learning has been widely researched with amazing benefits not only to student’s music cognition but going beyond to enhance academic and social skills. St Aidan’s is one of only a few schools in Queensland to offer this highly enriching program from such a young age, with students continuing in the Every Day Music Program until the end of Year 3.
To consolidate the foundational understanding of music offered through the classroom program, students participate in a wide variety of instrumentally based music experiences beginning in Year 2 with the 'String Immersion Program'. In Year 2 and Year 3, they extend the vocal and theoretical skills through the 'Junior Singers Choir' which is run once a week. In Year 4, students are again exposed to the opportunity to extend their instrumental skills in the 'Beginner Band Immersion Program' in Year 4. Although purely instrumental, both the String and Beginner Band Immersion are run as an extension of the classroom program.