At Millbrook, we are supported by the Wycombe Music Centre which comes in weekly to give individual lessons as well as whole class, band sessions, to our Upper School. All children have weekly music sessions as well as a weekly singing assembly. Children in Year 4 take up a musical instrument which helps to foster and embed a love for music which means many children continue to learn these instruments in years 5 and 6.
We aim to make music lessons lively and interactive, which foster a passion for music in children of all abilities. Learning music develops all aspects of a child’s learning, from the physical action of using an instrument to the mathematical skills needed to keep a pulse. These abilities are directly transferable to many other areas of the curriculum, allowing them to flourish, and will be invaluable in their future life.
Through playing, singing, creating and performing, children will develop confidence, communication, thinking and creative skills and improve their emotional well-being. As these activities utilise both sides of the brain, it fosters connections that will improve memory and coordination. The skills involved in playing and listening to music also helps learners develop their self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation, creativity, and self-motivation necessary for success.