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The music program develops a broad and integrated understanding of music, which in turn allows for a means of expression, communication and discerning listening.
Music at OLR School is offered in two ways:
Classroom Music Program
The classroom music program is supported by a qualified music specialist who provides a sequenced and cumulative learning plan involving composing, performing and aural skills. Vocal and instrumental work are incorporated in this program using the Kodaly, Orff and Yamaha teaching techniques. Music is also integrated with other subjects where possible, e.g. Mathematics, Reading, English Genres, Social Studies, Science and Religious Education.
From Year 4 on, all students learn to play the recorder. Students also have the opportunity to join the school choir. An established instrumental program is also available for the students.
Students have the opportunity to join the junior or senior school choirs. Each choir gets together one breaktime a week to practice. During the year the choirs represent the school at external events.
In 2016 a new instrumental music progam commenced for students in Year 3 upwards. The school is working with the Primary Music Institute to deliver this program, which includes small group lessons as well free participation in band rehearsals. Instruments options include alto saxaphone, flute, clarinet, snare drum, trumpet, trombone.
Private lessons by visiting specialist teachers are available in piano, flute, violin, viola and guitar. Contact the school office for application forms and more information.