Music at BSL
Music is a universal language that can engage and inspire children. Learning a musical instrument or simply appreciating a broader range of musical genres develops a unique mind and spirit, and provides a source of joy and satisfaction that can last a lifetime.
Music has an almost universal interest, most people enjoy listening to it, playing an instrument or singing. It’s an enjoyable subject and a subject that enriches students’ lives and their education.
As a result, Music has a central place in the curriculum here at BSL, allowing students to develop an appreciation and love for music while honing their musical skills.
Throughout the year a busy schedule of concerts and musical workshops provide pupils with the opportunities to showcase their work and talent, both in the school and the broader community.
Musicians use memory to perform. The regular use of memorisation aids a student in their education and much more. Students with early musical training develop the areas of the brain related to language and reasoning more than those that don’t.
Learning music promotes craftsmanship, and a desire to create good work as opposed to mediocre work. It improves hand-eye coordination, similar to that when playing sports, fine motor skills are greatly developed when playing music regularly.
Although learning to play music can be challenging, it is also an achievable goal. Mastering even the smallest goal in music provides an opportunity to feel proud in their achievement, keeping them interested and engaged in school and contributes to their intellectual development.
The introduction of music in early childhood fosters a positive attitude toward learning developing the whole brain and imagination and can help in solving problems by thinking outside the box and in knowing that there may be more than one right answer.
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