Music at Claremont College

We offer an extensive tutor program for students who wish to learn an instrument. They may choose to take AMEB examinations or just learn for fun. Follow the link below for information about prices and our knowledgable team.

Adobe pdf logo Extra Curricular Music 2017

 

Choir

Choir takes place on a Monday and Friday at 1.10pm. We learn to sing together as a group and we challenge ourselves with exciting harmonies. We develop our tone, diction, sight reading and breathing skills while having fun! We work hard to perfect songs from different genres and we always finish with a fun song! We sing for various important events in the school such as chapel services, Grandparents Day and even our school concert every two years.

 

Concert Band

Our school band takes place on a Monday after school. We have a record number of members in our band this year and we love performing for an audience. We rehearse various scales and exercises weekly and develop our performance technique.

 

String Ensemble

String Ensemble takes place on a Tuesday lunch time. We have a beginner ensemble and a more advanced ensemble. Our string ensembles perform for our Recital Evenings and Christmas Events.

 

Recital Evenings

We have four Recital Evenings a year. At these evenings the children develop confidence in playing for an audience. This is also great to develop skills for playing for exams. We are so proud of the talented children that get up and do it each year!

 

Competitions

We love entering music competitions.

 

Music Class

Kindergarten to Year 6 each have one 40 minute class a week.

Kindy and Year 1 learn the basics of musical concepts and develop confidence in song singing and playing performance. We play music using percussion, boom-whackers, xylophones and homemade instruments.

Year 1 students consolidate their learning of the musical concepts. They develop an awareness of Graphic Notation. They use images to notate sounds that they hear and perform them for an audience.

In Year 2 we learn all about Western Notation. We learn how to play various instruments by reading semibreves, minims, crotchets and quavers. We compose our own rhythms and perform them for our peers. This prepares us for our recorder program in Year 3.

Year 3 students follow the Black belt Recorder program. It is so important to be able to play a melodic instrument and this we do! We learn how to play various songs using the notes G, A, B, C and D. We work on developing a smooth tone, using the correct finger positioning and by sight-reading basic rhythms. We learn the skill of improvisation and compose simple melodies that we perform for others. We play solo or in ensembles and record our performances.

In Year 4 we enhance our skills in our recorder playing, improvisation and composition. Year 4 students also have the opportunity to learn the ukelele.

In Year 5 and 6 we practice our performance technique. We record our compositions and we arrange backing loops to create backing tracks. We learn about various genres in great detail such as African music, Irish music, Folk, Classical Music, Musical Theatre… the list is endless!
We love using technology in music at Claremont. We use programs on iPads and laptops to compose, record and perform. Our Year 6 students created a backing track to some well-known songs.

Year 5 and 6 love having musical incursions in the school.

Creativity at Claremont College is so important!

 

Chesalon Nursing Home

We use our talents for others in Claremont, including performances that we create for the residents of Chesalon nursing home. We love to give back to others what God has given to us.


 

Opera Comes to Claremont - The Barber of Seville, Term 2 2014

 

 

Recital Night, Term 2 2014

 

Indonesian Festival Anklung Performance
Saturday 30 April
2016

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