Arts Education: Music provides children with opportunities to engage with a wide range of musical styles and traditions, to become involved in moving, dancing, illustrating, story telling and making drama. The Music Curriculum introduces children to music reading and writing, to song singing and to playing classroom instruments.
Arts Education: Music Curriculum
The Music Curriculum has three strands:
- Listening and Responding
The strands are interrelated and activity in one is dependent upon and supportive of understanding in another.
Implementation of the Music Curriculum commenced in primary schools in September 2005. This followed a period of national in-service for primary school staffs. Implementation continues to be supported by the advisory service provided by the Primary Professional Development Service (PPDS).
Arts Education : Music (Primary School Curriculum online) (1999)
Arts Education: Music: Teacher Guidelines (Primary School Curriculum online) (1999)
View and download PDF format of these documents:
Arts Education : Music Curriculum (1999) (PDF, 478KB)
Arts Education: Music: Teacher Guidelines (1999) (PDF, 2.5MB)
Primary Professional Development Service (PPDS)