The Music programme at Monrad Intermediate has a practical/ hands on focus in every lesson. Each class begins with a percussion based warm up activity, often using nothing but plastic buckets. These warm ups are  designed to get the group creating and reading music together.

We often then spend a few minutes at the Cool Wall where everyone has the opportunity to express thieir musical tastes and preferences and justify these in a fun, relaxed setting.

PRACTICAL LESSONS
We then divide into groups and rotate through several practical Lessons covering:
– Ukeleles
– Guitars
– Glockenspiels
– Boomwhackers
– Keyboards
– Rock Band Instruments

The aim of these lesson is to give all students a taste of how to play a wide variety of instruments.

IT BASED MUSIC PROJECTS
While half of the class works through practical lessons the other half will be given an IT based Music Project to work on such as creating a poster and  video viewer. They will also create some of their own music using some simple online tools.

Lessons end with a round up of the day’s learning and a short fun video to watch and discuss.