Music in 2018

Learning Music at Albert Park Primary School

Students are developing music skills and understanding through a playful approach to singing, playing instruments, moving, and listening to music.

Important skills include:

  • Well-pitched and expressive singing.
  • A strong sense of beat and rhythmic feel and response.
  • Listening with concentration and imagination and developing stories from abstract sound.
  • Playing a wide range of instruments in a variety of class ensembles. The instruments include an extensive array of un-tuned (drums etc.) and tuned (xylophones etc.) percussion instruments.
  • Refined listening leading to music literacy through solfa singing (do, re, me etc.)
  • Choral singing
  • Physical expression, movement, dance and drama which naturally arises from the experience of making music.
  • Improvisation and composition using the voice and all kinds of sound sources.

All students have the opportunity (and obligation) to perform within class and to their peers and school community through assemblies, school concerts and special events.

Students with a special interest in music will be encouraged to pursue additional ensembles and performance projects.

Special events and performance opportunities in term 1 2018

Harmony day choir

Children in grades 3-6 are invited to join the Harmony Day choir. Rehearsals will be on 5 Fridays after lunch for 30-40 minutes. Children commit to attendance at all rehearsals. If they are absent due to illness then on returning to school choir members may have a catch up session with Michael. The Choir will perform on Harmony Day and possibly later in term 2.

Albert Park PS Fete performances             

  • It is a tradition that Prep students will perform at the start of the APPS Fete. A startling introduction to public performance!
  • A special senior school ensemble will perform at the Fete. Last year this involved a Marimba ensemble, this year it may be a drum ensemble!

Assembly Performances

All the students at APPS will perform at assembly during the year. Below are the performances scheduled for this term. Assemblies are usually held on Fridays at 3pm.

Feb 23rd:                                                                       Gr2 Jane/ Melody + gr2 Cassie

March 2n:                                                                    Gr4 Sarah / Anna + Rachel

March 9th:                                                                  Gr1 Hayley + 1 Bre / Shelley

Thursday March 29th at 2pm:      Special senior ensemble and / or the Harmony Day choir TBC


Michael Roper

Classroom Music Teacher