Music at Miller Avenue School
Music is very important at Miller Avenue School. Not only does learning music give students a great outlet for creativity, but studies show that learning music benefits students’ all round achievement.
Learning an instrument can open many opportunities in life as a career, hobby or fun pastime. Music helps develop a good sense of self-discipline and requires a real commitment.
Performance in music builds self-confidence and gives students opportunities to work together in groups.
Junior classes have weekly class music lessons with Ms. Roshan, this takes place one day weekly for the netire year. Further, it includes basic musical concepts, all about instruments, how to read musical notes and gain a broad musical appreciation. We base our music lessons around our other class work, what else is happening at school and/or in the wider world. We also spend time at music each week singing and/or performing on instruments.
Senior students have the opportunity to sing in class and in a specialist vocal group. They may also play an instrument. We offer tuition for a range of musical instruments. This group is taught, inspired and led by Ms. Roshan - our itinerant music teacher.
Many students are part of one of our 7 bands (and in other ensembles) and are given performance opportunities both at school and in the wider community. They often combine with their classes, or other groups, for special occasions and are given the opportunity to participate in festivals and competitions.
Students are also given the opportunity to go out of school to attend live performances of other musicians - including both professionals and other student performers.
Our student musicians take a prominent role in many of our school activities - including special assemblies and our school productions.