At Newhaven College Junior School our Music curriculum focuses on developing our student’s ability to create, make, present, and respond to music. This takes place through participation in ensemble work using a range of instruments. Our student’s musical knowledge is enhanced through opportunities to communicate to others about shared musical experiences, learning about music past and present and learning to make informed critical choices about their own music and that of others.
Junior School students develop the skills to be able to perform short, but well organised compositions, confidently read simple notation and develop vocal skills and other conventions for creating, making, and presenting music. Students have the opportunity to participate in a range of co-curricular activities in Music including: Junior Choir, Musical Ensembles and Music Soiree.
Our Junior School Strings program is included in our Year 3 and Year 4 curriculums; instruments are provided by the College. Students learn Violin or Cello providing them with the opportunity to experience formal music lessons and the College provides performance opportunities for students throughout the year.
In addition to the curriculum, Newhaven College offers an extensive program of private or shared Instrumental Music Lessons for students wishing to learn an instrument. Lessons are conducted during school hours by the College's professional Music Tutors. Our program details and costs are listed in the brochure below.