“Music provides elements for developing analytical hearing …… and it strengthens the ability to focus, remember,
to create and facilitate social interaction.”
Why learn Music at San Silvestre?
Music is a subject that enriches our students’ lives and education in a multitude of ways:
The students of San Silvestre develop musicality through singing, learning to play musical instruments and the study of Music in History.
Programmes of Study
The Early Years programme promotes balance, harmony, sensitivity, patience and musical appreciation.
The Primary Programme includes learning to read music, learning to play the recorder, to engage creatively with a range of musical instruments, to learn a rich repertoire of national and international songs.
The Secondary programme is focused on musical appreciation. Music is offered to IGCSE level to students in Forms III and IV. The main components of the IGCSE course are: music theory, the history of music, the music of other cultures, composition and interpretation.
In Form V we offer a Music Appreciation course that embraces a wide range of musical genres and composers. Research and collaboration creates an environment of independent and creative endeavour.
Choir is on the carousel of Primary “Extension Experiences”. During her time in the Primary Section, every student will have an opportunity to be part of the Extension Experience Choir; in the Secondary Section the "Vocal Group" is open to all students from Grade 6 to Form VI.
In addition, we offer a range of extracurricular instrumental lessons. Girls can elect to play one of the following: piano, guitar, violin, cello, double bass, transverse flute, clarinet, saxophone, drums or percussion. Our young musicians can become members of different musical groups and they may participate in concerts, the school play, the ADCA Music Festival, among others.
The school orchestra meets every week and all students who play the violin or a wind instrument in Primary and Secondary are welcome to join. The orchestra provides students with a broader musical experience and it promotes a sense of unity among those students who learn different instruments in isolation; it also helps students to build personal relationships with fellow musicians. Playing in an orchestra makes our students more than learners of a particular instrument; it makes them musicians who work together to create and inspire!