Music is a unique form of communication that can change the way pupils feel, think and act. It has universal appeal, which we at Eagle House develop and formalise, bringing together intellect and feeling and enabling personal expression, reflection and emotional development.
From bassoon to xylophone we offer the opportunity for all pupils to learn a musical instrument and we encourage active involvement in different forms of amateur music making, both individual and communal, developing a sense of togetherness which also increases self-discipline and creativity, aesthetic sensitivity and fulfilment.
We help children realise the added dimension that music can bring to one's life, as a stimulating and relaxing experience, which can take them beyond the limits of the everyday academic curriculum.
We aim to develop pupils’ ability to listen and appreciate a wide variety of music and to make judgments about musical quality so that they leave appreciating the richness of our cultural heritage. We believe that through performing, children will learn to value themselves and relate to others, forging important links between home, school and the wider world.
We also give children opportunities of playing a responsible role, including leadership, where appropriate, within a group, to help them in the understanding of the importance of self-discipline in the pursuit of a given goal.