Music

The Music Program at Te Kura o Tihiōtonga draws from several teaching pedagogies. We use resources from the Orff Method which is based on the idea that movement is an essential part of learning to play music.  We also draw from the Kodaly Method which is a progress-based approach to teaching music. Many of the exercises and activities we use are from the Kodaly Song Books. Our ultimate goal is to develop life-long learners of music. By the time our Year 6 students graduate we aim to have them skilled in a range of instruments, to have experienced music composition, and to have a foundational knowledge of music theory. Underlying all of this is the school’s pedagogy of Learning Through Play. In Music, we strive to set a structure within which students have room to be creative and express themselves. 

For the students who want to showcase their talents, we have a school choir and rockband.