This year the Music Department introduced a classroom dedicated to getting students interacting and playing the keyboard whilst learning musical concepts, and finally creating performance pieces.
Year 7 and 8 Music students began a new music program, Keyboard Evolution, which introduced them to the fundamentals of keyboard playing exploring the many tones and rhythms on the keyboard. Students have completed two assessment items, creating a soundscape (writing music to a story) with their partner and forming small groups to create their own band performing one of the pieces they have learnt on keyboard this term.
Year 9 students have also begun the year with the Keyboard Evolution program introducing them to fundamentals of keyboard playing and exploring the music of Beethoven and the jazz genre. Students have created a remix of Beethoven’s ‘Ode to Joy’ using Garageband or the keyboards in the classroom and formed bands to perform a song learnt this term using the technology and skills developed throughout this unit.
Penny White, Teaching Assistant