Our curriculum has been designed with input from the Juilliard Creative Classroom and gives children a unique opportunity to access these specially-designed resources. In addition, the collaboration with Juilliard offers our students access to Juilliard alumni from around the world.
Our Music Curriculum
All students from EYFS to Year 8 receive weekly music lessons with a qualified and experienced Specialist Music Teacher. From Year 9 onwards, students have the opportunity to study music as a GCSE option and at Key Stage 5 we offer the revised IB Diploma Programme Music.
All students in EYFS have two Music lessons each week led by an experienced Music Specialist. During these sessions we introduce the elements of music through a range of activities, with a focus on movement and singing.
At Key Stage 1, the children continue to explore the elements of music through a topic-based approach. There is still a strong focus on singing and movement, but also an increased amount of listening, performance using classroom instruments and an introduction to rhythm notation.
Throughout Key Stage 2, there is a focus on developing more practical musical skills and also pitch notation. All students are given the opportunity to learn to play the keyboard and ukulele, and to explore a wide variety of topics, ranging from a Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra to Brazilian Samba and Hip Hop.
We offer many collaborative music-making opportunities to enrich our students’ curriculum learning through our ECA Music Programme. Each term we run a range of Music ECAs for our students such as Rock Bands, Choirs, Swing Band, Ukulele Clubs, Orchestra and many more. Please direct all further enquiries to: Elizabeth.Bown@dovercourt.edu.sg
Throughout the academic year, there are a host of opportunities for students of all ages and abilities to participate in a performance. We are continually updating our range of performances in light of the evolving COVID-19 restrictions. Examples of these include peer performances, lunchtime recitals, assemblies and more formal events such as recitals, productions and band nights.
Instrumental Music Programme
In addition to our rich music curriculum, we provide opportunities for your child to take individual instrumental music lessons. This allows our students to further progress with their skills on their chosen instrument. For details of the programme and costs please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Juilliard - Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme
We firmly believe that the Performing Arts play a vital role in your child’s education. The unique Juilliard - Nord Anglia Performing Arts collaboration has been designed to give students a deep engagement across the Performing Arts — promoting cultural literacy, creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. All of our Performing Arts teachers have access to the online Juilliard Creative Classroom resources. The Juilliard Creative Classroom resources for Music feature twelve contrasting core works, and the engaging activities developed by Juilliard will help your child to understand the language of music and develop creative skills such as improvisation and composition. Our outstanding teachers will access the Juilliard Creative Classroom to include these and a host of other teaching materials, recordings and videos within their lessons.
Your child will be connected to Juilliard’s worldwide network of performers, teaching artists and curriculum specialists, interacting with them through workshops, masterclasses and performances on Global Campus, online and in our schools. We have seen how working with teachers and artists of this calibre inspires young minds to achieve their dreams, and so we are very proud of our collaboration and the extra dimension it brings to our students.