Music education plays an important role at Coorara, as we strive to nurture children's enjoyment and understanding of music. Our music program consists of weekly music lessons taught by a specialist teacher, junior primary singing lessons and senior and junior choir. Through weekly lessons students get the opportunity to learn to play a range of untuned and tuned musical instructions. Year 5 to 7 students get the opportunity to learn the ukelele and the keyboard while students in year 3-4 learn the recorder. All students are given the opportunity to perform with their class during the year at school assemblies.
The Junior choir provides students from years 2 to 4 with the opportunity to experience choral singing in a fun environment. Students are given opportunities to perform at school assemblies, concerts and community events.
The Senior Choir provides students from years 5 to 7 to further develop their singing skills. Each year the senior choir participates in the Public Schools Festival of Music. Through this involvement students are given the opportunity to perform at the Festival Theatre. Other performance opportunities include school assemblies and concerts.
Our music program offers a violin program for students who are interested and show potential. Instruments are available for hire from the school or students can bring their own.
Nikki, the music teacher, and Amanda, the PSW, run DRUMBEAT sessions together. DRUMBEAT facilitates the social and emotional skills for healthy relationships and values. This process of re-connection with self and interconnection with others enables profound social and behavioural change.
We have a rock band, led by Nikki, that students can be part of. Students come together and practice at break times and perform at assembly and other school functions.