Dawson Park Primary offers an enriching and varied music program to students from Pre-Primary to Year 6. Classes spend an hour a week learning the fundamentals of musicianship, how we relate to music in our society and general musical awareness and appreciation.
Students learn to read, write and play music and to use music to help convey creative ideas. The process of composition combined with musical skill refinement and the opportunity to improvise offers full-bodied musical experiences for all year levels.
Junior classes play tuned and untuned percussion instruments to help them learn about the elements of music like beat and rhythm, pitch, tone, structure, dynamics and tempo. The senior students work with percussion too but also develop these fundamentals through a wider range of instruments such as keyboard and ukulele.
Dawson Park Primary has a Junior Choir available to Years 3 and 4 and a Senior Choir that is chosen from Years 4-6. Both choirs have opportunities to perform in and outside the school throughout the year. The Senior Choir also presents a musical each year that is performed at the Kalamunda Performing Arts Centre.
Students have the option of learning guitar and keyboard through PMI (Primary Music Institute) who run lessons at our school once a week. Students also have the opportunity to be selected to learn guitar with IMSS (Instrumental Music School Services) for Year 5 and 6.Music gives students the opportunity to think creatively and express feelings and ideas without having to use words.
Music gives students the opportunity to think creatively and express feelings and ideas without having to use words.