The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:
There are three main strands to music – singing, listening and playing. Children are taught a wide repertoire of songs appropriate to their age group. These include hymns, traditional songs from other lands and cultures and songs from former times as well as modern songs. Children are encouraged to develop an awareness of the different effects of instruments used in music, as well as to give a thoughtful and sensitive response to recorded music. Children are taught how to use pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. They are taught to recognise and discriminate between the various elements of music such as pitch and rhythm.
Children can access individual musica1 instrument tution in school.