All year levels, from Kindergarten to Year 6 have Music as a specialist subject once a week. Children develop aural, theory and practical musical skills with a hands-on approach. There is a particular emphasis on learning to play an instrument, with correct technique, starting in Year 2 using the xylophone, in Year 3 the recorder and Year 4 the ukulele. Every child is encouraged to perform, compose, dance, sing and enjoy the varied musical experiences that are offered.
Our School Choir is made up of students from Years 3 – 6 and they have many opportunities to perform during the year at Masses, One Big Voice, Performing Arts Festival and Assemblies. There is a strong demand to be a member of Liwara’s Rock Band with our senior students auditioning at the start of each school year.
Music is often taught as a link to the wider curriculum: Literacy, History, Visual Arts, LOTE and Indigenous studies are often integrated. This makes learning more meaningful and memorable to the child.
Liwara has a well-established Instrumental Program including -
- violin, and
Lessons are offered as individual or in small group. Highly qualified and experienced tutors teach these instruments privately on a rotational roster during the school day, with before and after school time slots also available.