Music and Speech at TSS

TSS offers your son so many opportunities to excel academically and on the sports field that you may wonder why you should add music or speech into his curriculum.
It’s because the benefits of music and speech are many and varied:

  • It stimulates brain development
  • It builds connections with other people
  • It integrates many different subjects
  • It teaches self-discipline and provides a great sense of pride and achievement
  • It can relieve stress

An important part of the TSS Music Department is the opportunity for students to participate in ensembles. Large groups including concert bands and choirs through to small groups such as string trios enable your son to reap the full benefits that music provides. You also gain the enjoyment of seeing your son perform at various times through the year via the many concerts and performances on offer through the Prep School and Senior School Music Departments.

Our music and speech tutors are highly qualified, talented musicians and presenters with a passion for sharing the love of their subject with TSS students. Through the school’s long history, the Music Department has produced distinguished musicians who have established themselves on the professional concert stage, in orchestras, in institutions of higher learning and throughout the arts world.

Most of all, music is fun and we very much look forward to welcoming your son into the Prep School or Senior School music and speech program.

 

Music in the Classroom

THE PREPARATORY SCHOOL

In Preschool to Year 6 music literacy is developed through singing, listening, movement and creating music. The program is developmental and students experience a wide variety of activities, both vocal and instrumental.

THE SECONDARY SCHOOL

Students in Year 7 and 8 study music in an intensive study mode where three lessons per week are taught in rotation with Art and Drama. Students study basic Musicianship, Composition and Performance.

In Years 9 to 12 there is an elective music course that covers musical Performance, Composition and Musicology. Students also work with a range of music software programs using their own devices and school hardware.

 

Private Music and Speech Lessons

In conjunction with classroom music, private music and speech lessons are available from Reception to Year 12. Full details are available in the Parent Music/Speech Information Brochure 2021.

 

Awards for Outstanding Musical Achievement

TSS offers three awards for Senior School students who demonstrate outstanding musical achievement

  • Certificate of Merit
  • Representative Blazer
  • Honour Pocket (Gold)

Details can be reviewed in ‘Important Links’

 

Important Links

Please click on the below links for more information;

 

Student Performances

During each term, concerts are held to provide opportunities for students to perform as a soloist. At these concerts, parents and friends are invited to hear student performances in a relaxed and comfortable environment. An important part of the TSS Music Department is the opportunity for students to participate in ensembles. Large and small groups, instrumental and vocal, formal and informal—the opportunities for student performance are many and varied and they all enable your son to reap the full benefits that music provides. You also gain the enjoyment of seeing your son perform at various times through the year via the many concerts and performances on offer through the Prep School and Senior School Music Departments.

 

Boarders Practice

Senior School boarding students are encouraged to take private music and/or speech lessons and to enhance their learning experience, the Music Department offers supervised practise every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 6.15-8.15pm through term time.

 

Scholarships

HJ King Music Scholarships are offered annually for students from Year 4 onwards. This scholarship is for boys who excel on an instrument or voice.

Both of these scholarships offer part remission of academic fees. An Information Sheet and Application Forms for both scholarships are available online from our scholarships page.

 

 

 

 

 

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