Music Innovation


At Glen Waverley Primary School we are very fortunate to run Music Innovation. This is an additional program that runs alongside classroom music. Each term Music Innovation is offered to a different year level and the class runs once a week. 

 

Music Innovation is an opportunity for students to engage in composition, arrangement and ensemble playing at a deeper level then what is offered in the Classroom Music Program. The program is generally offered to students who have a musical background and learn an instrument or undertake singing lessons. 

 

Previous units have seen Prep students engage in a ‘Twinkle Twinkle’ unit. Prep students learn about part work, melody and playing to beat through singing and xylophone using the song ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’.

 

In Year 1 and 2, students explore how emotion, melody and form are used in composition by learning and composing songs on xylophone, keyboard and GarageBand.

 

In Year 3 and 4, students develop their ensemble and arrangement skills by creating a class band, or small ensembles, to learn World Music.

 

Finally, Year 5 & 6 students focus on composition and arrangement by either composing a short movie soundtrack or creating and leading their own small ensembles. 

 

Contact: Jess Wood - Music Teacher

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