Accessible Page Links

Page Tools

Main page Content


KLA Music

Term 1 2015
The music elements of beat, pitch (high and low sounds), dynamics (loud and soft sounds) and tempo (fast and slow) are introduced through songs, games, dances and listening to environmental sounds and sounds made by musicians.
Students learn about the safe use and care of instruments. They begin to experiment with ways to play percussion instruments – drums, shakers, triangles, rhythm sticks (claves).
Students use musical instruments to tell a story.
They learn about being an audience and responding to a performance.
Students learn a song to perform at the Easter Hat Parade for an audience of the school student body and community.
Term 2 2015
Students will
  • Play with a steady beat and use beat symbols
  • Use instruments to tell a sound story
  • Identify high and low sounds
  • Respond to loud and soft music
  • Respond to fast and slow music
Year 1.
Term 1 2015
In the Year 1 curriculum, much of Music, Dance and Drama are integrated.
Students will learn songs and dances that reinforce the concept of the rhythm names
ta , ti-ti  and za
They will listen and respond to high and low sounds and use tuned percussion instruments – glockenspiel, xylophones and marimbas to explore high and low notes.
They will learn how to read pitch maps.
They will learn about the music alphabet and begin to sing note names.
They will learn a song to sing at the Easter Hat Parade for an audience of the school student body and community.
Term 2 2015
Students will
·         recognise a rest – za
·         create new lyrics for a simple song
·         use Pitch Maps to show getting higher and lower
·         play the C major Scale
·      experience different uses of music and different musical cultures
Year 2
Term 1 2015
Revise and consolidate known rhythms ta, ti-ti and za and introduce too-oo. Create rhythm charts and perform as a small group.
Say and play a simple three part chant and perform in canon. Create an ostinato to a short rhyme
Sing and play songs with echo/question and answer, melodic phrases. Sing a simple three part song with repeating phrases.
Experiment with instruments and begin to understand the concept of tone colour.
Term 2 2015
Students will
  • perform ostinato – rhythmic, body percussion and melodic
  • call and response songs
  • explore melody and pitch
  • revise known rhythms
  • learn correct beater hold
  • create a simple melody using 3 notes
Year 3
Term 1 2015
Create moves and raps to music that is in  time and  time
Create bars of rhythm in  time and  time.
Use accents to help hear that the music is in  time and  time.
Introduce too-oo-oo
Style – Waltz, Tango
Term 2 2015
Students will:
  • explore and create pitch maps
  • AB form
  • Revise Music alphabet and begin reading note names from the staff
  • Revise  time
  • Compose as a group using beat, rhythm and improvisation
  • Experience Drone and scat
  • Compose in a small group
Year 4
Term 1 2015
Build a repertoire of songs with different feels.
Explore different rhythm patterns in the context of those feels.
Students will learn a square dance.
Term 2 2015
Students will create riffs from the lyrics in the song.
Students will perform 4 part arrangement of the song “There’s a part for Everybody”.
Year 5
Term 1 2015
Students will create riffs from the lyrics in a song.
Term 2 2015
Students will
·         explore songs music and dance through different styles
·      ostinato
Year 6
Term 1 2015
Students will create riffs from the lyrics in the song.
Students will perform 4 part arrangement of the song “There’s a part for Everybody”.
Term 2 2015
Students will play The Marimba March on Marimba, xylophone or keyboard using correct beater technique and a pleasant tone.

Instrumental Music Program

The Education Queensland Instrumental Music Program is a comprehensive tuition program in which students learn band or orchestral instruments.

Tuition commences no earlier than year 3 for strings and year 4 for woodwind, brass and percussion and continues through to year 12.

The size of the program is determined by staffing levels. This may, unfortunately, mean that not all students who wish to participate are able to do so.

Moggill State School has an active Instrumental music Program involving approximately 150 students. Students from Year 2 are eligible for the Strings Program. The school has 3 String ensembles:  Beginner Strings, Junior Strings and Senior Strings, catering for students at all ability levels.  

From 2015 onwards, students in Year 4 are able to join the Band Program. While learning a Woodwind, Brass or Percussion instrument these students are members of either our Junior Band or Senior Concert Band. 

Our Instrumental students receive one 30- minute group lesson each week and rehearse in their ensemble once a week, before school or at lunchtime. Our ensembles are busy throughout the year with assembly performances, concerts, competitions and our annual Instrumental workshop -“Moggill Music Mania”- which involves visiting specialists working with the students. 

Our Instrumental program is greatly valued and supported by the Moggill school community. We endeavour to offer students the opportunity to learn a musical instrument – learn new skills and experience the enjoyment that comes with being part of an ensemble and making music with friends! 

Contact: Heather Conomos or Sandra Randall

The Selection process – How it Works

By necessity an involved selection process is followed during terms 3 and 4 for students in years 2 and 3.

The following factors are taken into account for selection:

Results from the Gordon Intermediate Measures of Music Audition ​Test. This test is administered by the classroom music teacher (Mrs J. King) in Term 3. Students listen to groups of two short rhythms and melodies and have to identify whether they are the same or different. If a year 2 child is unable to understand the test, they are deemed not developmentally ready for the strings program and will be retested in year 4 for eligibility for the band program.

Class music lesson results. However, please be aware that getting an A in classroom music does not guarantee participation in instrumental music.

Is the student an independent learner with good work habits who has demonstrated responsibility? 

Is the student self-disciplined with reliable homework habits?

Is the student self-motivated with the ability to cope with class work  and to catch up after attending instrumental lessons?

Parental support and encouragement of the child

Initial enrolment in the program is for a minimum of one year. It is expected that once a child commences lessons they will continue until they leave the school.

A letter is sent home at the beginning of term 4 and an information night is held in term 4 for shortlisted students and their parents. The program allows each participant one entry opportunity. Students are not free to change instruments. It is not possible to begin with strings in year 3 and switch to band in year 4.

It is expected that students participating in the program will practice at home.