Music is an integral part of life at Aspley State School. The aim of the Music Program is to develop creativity, which is present in varying degrees in all children. The development of the child's awareness of music, response to music and the development of the capacity for self-expression achieve this.
Our Instrumental Music Program is renowned for its quality outcomes and high degree of participation. Over 30% of Aspley students play a musical instrument and they are encouraged by dedicated and caring staff.
Our Classroom Music program features activity-based
learning. When participating in specialist classroom music lessons,
students learn elements of music - beat, rhythm, pitch, singing, movement,
listening and responding, musical literacy, creating - composition/arranging,
playing and performance. Great emphasis is placed on the playing aspect.
Choral Singing is a huge part of our school. Our choirs produce quality performances, perform enjoyable repertoire and most importantly, have fun.
Staffing in the Music Department at Aspley State School is as follows:
Mrs Briony McIntyre - classroom music specialist
Miss Christine Jabs - instrumental teacher (multiple instruments)
Ms Amanda Jerram - instrumental teacher (strings)
Our school has many ensembles and choirs:
Senior Concert Band
Junior Concert Band
Senior String Orchestra
Junior String Orchestra
Further information about our music program is available in our Aspley State School Music Handbook