At Hillbrook, we believe that music should be accessible to all children. Whether coming from a musical family with formal music experience, or being completely new to the subject, music-making can be an enriching and vital part of children’s education and their life as a whole.
Music enriches people’s lives in many ways: discovering the music that they love listening to, building confidence in their abilities to express themselves, and gaining the focus and discipline required to achieve mastery of a subject. Making music with others allows us to express ourselves and our emotions creatively, in a process that is hugely rewarding.
We believe that all children can appreciate and make great music. All children have the opportunity to sing, play a wide variety of un-tuned and tuned instruments and use music technology to play and compose music on their own and with others. We equip children with all the skills to do this, regardless of their starting points. We learn music by making it, and through this achieve understanding of the theory underlying it. Children have opportunities to extend their musical learning by participating in extra-curricular activities, performing together and having individual music lessons. By showing that everyone can just pick up an instrument and make music, we hope that music goes on to be a part of every child’s life beyond school too. Some may continue appreciating and listening to music, others may make music informally with their friends, or go on to musical careers.