Year 9 Music

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs W. Fleming

What is it?
• The exploration of the fundamentals of music through performance, composing, listening and reading music. To learn 21st century skills such as working collaboratively, develop creativity, make connections, think critically and embracing culture.

What does it involve?
• Playing a musical instrument; the voice is recognised as a musical instrument.
• Solo and group playing.
• Creating your own music using Garage band software or Sound Trap or Incedibox.
• Learning to read and write music and notate music heard.
Learning about the Elements that make up music through performance and composing.
Lots of practical hands on work with some research tasks

Where does it lead?
• Year 10 then NCEA Level 1 – 3 Music.
• Sound engineering, performer, teaching, advertising, music industry.
• A lifelong enjoyment of playing a music instrument and the chance to make new friends by playing in music groups.


Year 10 Music Creative Foundations Semester A, Year 10 Music Modern Music Semester B

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Term 2 and 3 Option classes $7.50 for Sound Trap License.

Recommended Prior Learning

Must have an interest in playing or is already learning a Musical Instrument (please note the Voice counts as a musical instrument)

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