Music Provision at Ravenstone
At Ravenstone every class will experience a weekly music lesson delivered by a specalist music teacher. As well as this Year 3 or 4 will experience a weekly music lesson delivered by Wandsworth Music Service where they will learn a music instrument (currently violin and cello). We also offer a school choir and 1-1 music lessons.
At Ravenstone we believe that music aids a child's development immensely.
Music is academic. For some people, this is the primary reason for providing music lessons to their children. A recent study from the University of California found that music trains the brain for higher forms of thinking. Second graders who were given music lessons scored 27% higher on proportional maths and fractions tests than children who received no special instruction. Research indicates that musical training permanently wires a young mind for enhanced performance.
Music is physical. Music can be described as a sport. Learning to sing and keep rhythm develops coordination. The air and wind power necessary to blow a flute, trumpet or saxophone promotes a healthy body.
Music is emotional. Music is an art form. We are emotional beings and every child requires an artistic outlet. Music may be your child’s vehicle of expression.
Music is for life. Music is a gift you can give your child that will last their entire lives.