St Patrick’s CBC

School of
the Arts

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School of the Arts

St Patrick’s CBC offers optional music lessons to primary school pupils

  • Piano
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello
  • Recorder
  • Recorder
  • Beginner flute (toot)
  • Beginner clarinet (dood)
  • Saxophone (Jsax)
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Music Theory

The school has an intermediate phase (Gr 4 – 7) and high school choir.

  • All Grade R – 3 students have a lesson once a week in Music & Movement which teaches all the basic elements of music through group performance.
  • Theory lessons are held for all Grade 4 – 9 music students as part of the school curriculum. These are 1-hour lessons once per week.
  • Grade 10 – 12 students may take music as one of their IEB matriculation subjects, provided they meet the minimum requirements by the end of Grade 9.
  • International practical and/or theory examinations through ABRSM and Trinity College of London can be taken at any Grade level.
  • Orchestral/ensemble playing is afforded to all students through their participation in the following music groups:
    1. The St Patrick’s CBC School Orchestra.
    2. The St. Patrick’s CBC Concert Orchestra.
    3. The St. Patrick’s Wind Band.
    4. The St. Patrick’s Jazz Band.
  • Choral singing is an integral part of music training. There are 3 choirs at the school:
    1. The St. Patrick’s Foundation Phase Choir.
    2. The St. Patrick’s Senior Phase Choir.
    3. The St. Patrick’s High School Vocal Ensemble
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