Music

Music is a unique art form that touches all of our lives, every day, in some form or another. We, and our children, interact with Music every day from when we awake, whether it’s the latest pop hit waking us up from our phones, TV, radio, or the enchanting sound of the Balinese Gamelan drifting through the air.

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. At Dyatmika we strive to provide a high-quality music education that engages and inspires students to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As students progress, they develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.

From Class 1 – 8 our students have two music lessons per week and learn to perform, compose, listen and understand music. With a focus on singing continuing throughout, our students also have a chance to learn many musical instruments in the classroom, whilst having access to our varied peripatetic music system for those who want to take their instrument learning or singing to an even higher level. In the classroom our students learn about Pop, Western Classical and music from different parts of the world through performing, composing and listening activities. By the end of Class 5 we aim for all of our students to be able to read and write music using a variety of notations.

Class 9 – 10

In Class 9, Music is available as an optional subject with students following the ICSE syllabus.

Cambridge IGCSE Music is accepted by universities and employers worldwide as providing proof of musical skills, knowledge and understanding. This syllabus offers students the opportunity to develop their own practical musical skills through performing and composing. They also develop their listening skills by studying music from the main historical periods and styles of Western music as well as from selected non-Western traditions. 

The emphasis of the syllabus is as much on developing lifelong musical skills as on acquiring knowledge. Learners studying Cambridge IGCSE Music are given the opportunity to: 

  • listen to and learn about music from a wide range of historical periods and major world cultures 
  • develop their skills in performing music, both individually and in a group with other musicians 
  • develop their skills in composing music in a style of their own choice.

Conor Harron,
Head of Music

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