Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon. (National Curriculum, 2014)
At Chaddesley Corbett, we believe strongly in the benefits of musical education and opportunity. So much so that in the design of our school building, a dedicated music room was built, linked to an outdoor auditorium. Thanks to a very generous grant of £12,000 from Douglas Clark, our music department has significantly developed. We have purchased a wide range of resources including a class set of djembe drums, offer children high quality resources to engage and inspire them in their learning.
“One of the most beautiful things we can give our child is music education.” - Gloria Estefan
All children experience music through the curriculum developing their skills and abilities to perform, listen to, review, evaluate, sing and compose music. In partnership with Severn Arts, we also offer tuition to Key Stage 2 pupils in violin, guitar, and keyboard. In Early Years and Key Stage 1 we offer tuition in violin. We can also access further instrumental tuition if request in instruments such as brass, flute and drums. In addition to this Year 2 are receiving whole class violin lessons and Year 4 whole class dood (a cross between a clarinet and recorder) lessons as part of the Severn Arts FAME programme.
Our school choir offer children another opportunity to express their musical abilities and talents. Throughout the year they participate at local events including singing Christmas Carols at Rowberry Garden Centre, at Youth Makes Music and as part of Chaddesley Music Festival.
At Chaddesley Corbett our children develop a positive attitude towards music so they have enthusiasm towards and passion for the subject. Through music develop their self-confidence, communication skills, collaborative skills and thinking skills as well as they musical skills required.