A variety of approaches
In this section, the importance of using a variety of approaches to Listening and responding, Performing and Composing is emphasised. Several useful techniques and methods are recommended that complement the aims and objectives, the integrated musical elements and the exemplars in the curriculum. These may be adapted to suit the policies of individual schools and the needs and interests of children. The approaches outlined are not exhaustive and are generally applicable to children at all class levels. They may be considered in addition to the experience and expertise of the class teacher in achieving similar outcomes.
Whatever approach to the teaching of music is adopted it should
- foster enjoyment in music making
- seek to develop the skills, understanding, knowledge and attitudes of the child
- allow for musical growth and the development of creativity in the child.