“All Year 4 children are invited to engage in the unique IGS Instrumental Program which provides the opportunity to learn a new instrument,” said IGS Director of Music Alison Housley.
“Children can select from a string, brass, percussion or woodwind instrument. They receive a weekly small group lesson and attend an ensemble rehearsal.”
“Far-reaching” benefits of actively engaging in musical tuition and putting the skills into practice in an ensemble include increased brain development and neural activity, improvements in hand-eye coordination and the ability to focus, improved spatial-temporal reasoning and multi-tasking, and learning about patience, commitment and teamwork, Alison said. And it’s fun!
Overheard in the corridor afterwards…
“It was the best day of my life.”
“It was such fun!”
“I’m going to practice day and night.”
Find out more about Music in the IGS Primary School.