Music plays an important part of school life at Tecoma, each child from Prep to Grade 6 participates in a 45 minute Music lesson each week. During these lessons children are given the opportunity to play percussion instruments, learn how to read and write music and appreciate different styles of music.
An extension of these lessons is our school choir and orchestra.

The choir is open to students from Grades 3 – 6. We rehearse once a week and perform at many different concerts, retirement places and school functions. We sing a diverse range of songs and styles and often add movement to them.

In addition to our classroom program, Tecoma offers an instrumental program. There is a diverse range of instruments offered, piano, guitar, voice, drums, saxophone, clarinet, flute and violin. Most of these lessons are conducted during class time on a rotating timetable so the children do not miss the same subject in their classroom. Every six months we hold a music evening to give these students an opportunity to perform in front of an audience.

Every two years the school presents a school production. Every child is involved from Prep to Grade 6. Children in Grades 5 and 6 audition for speaking and solo singing parts, and the rest of the school sings and dances.

Music is such an important part of a child’s education. We are very fortunate at Tecoma that we can offer such a diverse program to our students.

Sally Connell
Music Coordinator.