At Brill School, we use specialist music teachers to deliver our curriculum. We believe that 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 increase their musical skills, and so increase self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to a wide range of musical styles and works by a variety of composers.
Every child at Brill is an individual and our musical provision is one of the many curriculum areas where we encourage all to thrive, to be themselves, to enjoy participating and growing, and to be the best they can be whilst demonstrating and developing their own unique flare! Our pupils know that to develop and grow in any area of learning, they need to be prepared to challenge themselves to do things that are sometimes outside of their ‘comfort zone’. Pupils at Brill School enjoy singing together, composing and exploring sound in small groups, developing musical technique and musicianship skills through individual instrumental lessons and through whole class music lessons.
These opportunities lead towards various ways of sharing their unique musical creations or performances of music from a range of musical eras in class lessons or in our assembly performance slots.
As we inspire one another by being prepared to ‘have a go’ and by striving for excellence, we are developing a culture in our school where many pupils are rehearsing during break times to prepare for performances they have voluntarily signed up for. Some of our Year 6s are currently creating their own original songs with the intent of sharing this during an assembly.
Many pupils at Brill School have discovered that their enjoyment of music has built their inner confidence and has enabled them to believe in themselves in a different way. This confidence has then been transferred into other curriculum areas, which has ensured successes in many ways, both within the context of music but also in other areas of school life.
Sharing musical experiences with others from different schools is also a high priority, and one of our favourite and most challenging bi-annual events is the Echoes concert that take place at The Royal Albert Hall. Whilst being musically challenging, this opportunity enables our children to be part of a much larger event as they learn to love different aspects of their musical experiences.
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