Music and Music TherapySeptember 27, 2022
Our music program offers a wide variety of experiences for students, grades one through six. All students participate in singing, Orff instruments (xylophones), hand held percussion instruments, African drums (Djembes), movement, dance, drama and yoga. Intermediate students, grades four through six are additionally offered baritone ukulele (mini guitar), recorder and violin (fiddle).
Rhythm reading, writing and performing are the focus for the early grades coupled with singing games which encourage pitch matching in an atmosphere of relaxed fun! Composer study provides an opportunity for students to look into the past while they foster a sense of music appreciation.
Intermediate students will be offered basic music theory concepts in conjunction with the above mentioned instruments to better prepare them for band, guitar and musical theatre programs offered in the middle years programs.
The year is punctuated by various performances, such as the Primary Winter Concert, Assemblies, Intermediate Spring Concert/Musical and other special events. Students at Lord Roberts School are very fortunate to be able to discover and experience such an extensive range of musical instruments and resources!
What is Music Therapy?
- Initiating interaction through music or musical instruments
- Attempting and completing tasks that are set to music
- Being able to retain information through song
- Improving behaviour and social skills
- Using additional communication modalities
- Learn academic concepts
- Interact with peers, using appropriate social skills
- Practice language skills & augmentative communication
- Learn to tolerate or enjoy environmental stimuli
- Practice listening, responding & choice-making
- Improve fine & gross motor skills
- Develop high self-esteem & increased confidence
- Learn self-calming & relaxation skills
- Participate in creative self expression