Music in 2018

Special events and performance opportunities in term 2 2018

Family Music Workshop and Jazz March

Parents and students are invited to attend a family music workshop on Sunday 22nd April at 11am. This will be an opportunity for any age child at APPS and at least one family member to make music together in the music room in a workshop run by Michael. Following the Family Music Workshop, students and families are invited to march with the jazz band down to St Silas church. The march assembles at 12 noon near the tram stop outside the school gates.

The workshop is free but you must RSVP to reserve a place. We may run a second workshop at 10am if it gets too crowded. Email Michael to let him know you are coming: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Music term 2

Assembly Performances

All the students at APPS will perform at assembly during the year. Below are the performances scheduled for term 2. Assemblies are usually held on Fridays at 3pm.

Week Assembly Date Performance
2 27th April 4 Sarah/Anna + 4   Rachel
5 18th May 3 Nick + 3 Imogen
6 25th May Reconciliation Week   Assembly – Boonwurrung Totem song with whole school singing.
8 8th June 6 Steph
9 15th June Prep Sam + Prep   Prue
10 22nd June Winter concert   choir and ensemble
11 29th June 4 Alison + 4 Karly

What does it mean to learn 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.



Michael Roper

Classroom Music Teacher