Music is an integral part of life at Nundah State School. The aim of the Music Program is to develop music skills, creativity, music appreciation and knowledge.
Our Classroom Music program features activity-based learning. The children are taught the basic skills of music - beat, rhythm, pitch, singing, movement, listening, musical literacy, creating and playing. Great emphasis is placed on the playing and singing aspect.
Choral singing is a huge part of our school. Our choirs produce quality performances and most importantly, have fun.
In classroom music lessons, students in years 3-6 learn the recorder. Students in years five and six learn the ukulele and the guitar. Our Instrumental Music Program is renowned for its quality outcomes and high degree of participation. Many of our senior students currently play a musical instrument and they are encouraged by dedicated and caring staff.
Current teachers in the Music Department at Nundah State School are as follows:
• Nicole Perry – Classroom music
• Jaime Rolfe – Brass and woodwind and percussion (visiting 1 day per week)
• Mark Boughen – strings (visiting 1 day per week)
• Lynne Shepherd – Brass and woodwind and percussion (visiting 1 day per week)
Our school has many ensembles and choirs for students to choose to participate in:
• Senior Concert Band (Years 5 & 6 students)
• Junior Concert Band (Year 4 students)
• String Ensemble
• Senior choir (Years 3-6 students)
• Junior choir (Year 2 students)
• Marching Band
Instrumental music is an optional aspect of our music program at Nundah.
Specialist Instrumental Music Teachers visit the school to teach woodwind, brass, percussion and strings. If your child is interested in learning a musical instrument, please contact the music teacher to discuss your child’s nomination for one of these programs. Students are able to begin the strings program in Year 3 and the woodwind, brass or percussion programs in Year 4. Departmental instruments can be borrowed from the school or instruments can be hired or purchased through local music stores. A detailed Music program handbook (DOC 282 KB) and Music expression of interest form (DOC, 410 KB) is available.
Students who are part of the program are expected to participate in weekly lessons and band/ensemble rehearsals. This includes a commitment to regular practice at home, attending all performances and caring for her/his instrument. Places in the instrumental program are limited and therefore Students who do not meet these requirements may be asked to leave the program so that other children may be offered a place.