The joy of making music together

Year 4 students have taken up their new instruments with gusto, taking part in the IGS Instrumental Program.

“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.

IGS Year 4 instrumental program
IGS Year 4 instrumental program

“Children can select from a string, brass, percussion or woodwind instrument. They receive a weekly small group lesson and attend an ensemble rehearsal.”

IGS Year 4 percussionists
IGS Year 4 percussionists

“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!

IGS Year 4 oboe and clarinet players
IGS Year 4 oboe and clarinet players

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.

IGS Year 4 strings players
IGS Year 4 strings players