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The Music Program at Fairview Heights State School involves all students participating in weekly music lessons as well as providing a variety of other musical opportunities for students.

Mrs Carien Pelcher is the classroom music specialist and Music Program co-ordinator.

All classes prep to year 6 attend one music lesson per week. Prep to year 3 lessons (including the Special Education classes) are 30 minutes per week and year 4 to 6 lessons are 45 minutes per week. At Fairview Heights State School we follow the Australian Curriculum: The Arts – music.

Students learn about the elements of music comprising of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression, form and structure, timbre and texture. Aural skills, or ear training are the particular listening skills students develop to identify and interpret the elements of music. Music practice integrates making/composing, performing and responding.

Lessons involve singing and dancing activities and playing instruments such as percussion, recorder, keyboard and ukuleles.

During term 1, 2 and 4, year 3-6 students can join the school choir 'Fairview Voices'. The choir performs on special occasions throughout the year.

In term 3 we have an annual school musical for students in years 4 to 6.​

Instrumental Music Program

Our school also offers an extensive Instrumental Music Program which Mr Phil Ryan conducts.

Instrumental music lessons are available to students from year 4 to 6. Students learn brass, woodwind and percussion instruments on Wednesdays with an emphasis on participation with the school band. Once they have progressed to a suitable standard, they are invited to join the school band. The school band performs at all assemblies and on special events. 

Band rehearsals are held on Wednesday mornings from 7.50am to 8.50am in the music room​.