Unlocking the secret melody of learning

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music unites us! It breaks traditional barriers and makes us feel. Our thriving Music department at The Mead encourages children to learn musical instruments and nurtures creativity and self-expression. Children are given the opportunity to enjoy Music lessons twice a week from Pre Reception through Year 6.

The many benefits of a musical education

Cognitive Development and Academic Achievement: Research has consistently shown that music education positively impacts cognitive development in children, enhancing memory, attention, and problem-solving skills and contributing to improved academic performance across various subjects.

Emotional Intelligence and Self-Expression: Music is a powerful medium for emotional expression, allowing children to connect with their feelings and develop emotional intelligence. Clubs such as choirs, string groups, and guitar clubs allow the children to explore their ideas and self-expression further as a group and experience others doing the same.

Social Skills and Cultural Awareness: Music transcends cultural boundaries and provides a platform for cross-cultural understanding and appreciation. Children learn more about different cultures as diverse musical genres, traditions, and instruments are incorporated into music lessons. Check out previous posts of ours, such as the African Djembe drums!

Multidisciplinary Integration and Creativity: By incorporating music into other subjects like mathematics, language arts, and science, educators can enhance students’ understanding and retention of key concepts. For example, Times Tables Rockstars (a mathematical tool we use at school) encourages learning mathematics through music and guitar playing online. French lessons use songs and instruments to reinforce the language sounds and words.