Our dynamic music program offers a cohesive and well rounded approach to music.rosie violin
The music department is complemented by private tuition offered in violin, cello, piano, guitar, vocals, ukulele, bass guitar, drums, songwriting and ensemble.

The music teachers and tutors all work together to bring together performance opportunities for the children, helping them to nurture and develop a love of music that will stay with them for life.

The music program is not only designed to teach and introduce students to a range of instruments and musical styles, it also has a focus on developing an understanding of how to play and perform with other musicians, a skill that will help students in other aspects of their lives.

felix playingResearch* shows that children who have had music lessons tend to have a larger vocabulary and better reading ability than youngsters who haven’t had any musical training. Music lessons can also have a profound impact on other skills including speech and language, memory and attention and even the ability to convey emotions vocally.

Special programs:

Special music programs offering recording and performance opportunities are common at MPPS. We have a strong focus on writing and recording original music.
A good example of this is the Musical Memories project, where students collaborated with members of Mornington U3A and created songs based on stories told to them by the U3A members.
Musical Memories resulted in the recording of a CD, copies being pressed and sold and released digitally on iTunes and other online distributors such as Bandcamp. Listen below or go to iTunes. The album was also shortlisted for a Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Award.

The school also performed at the Mornington Main Street Festival in 2014 and holds two big concerts a year showcasing the talents of the students.

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