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Music at Loreto

Loreto Music Program

Mrs Liz Leith

The Music Program at Loreto is an aurally based sequential one designed to foster an understanding and love of music in a happy and relaxed atmosphere. Through Orff, Kodaly and other methodologies, the children develop their understanding of the elements of music: duration, tempo, pitch, dynamics, timbre, texture, form and style.

Students from Pre-Primary – Year Six receive 60 minutes per week of music lessons. Students in Kindy receive one 30 minute lesson per week.

Activities in the music classroom focus on performing (singing, playing an instrument), composing, moving, (folk dancing), listening to and analyzing music and the reading and writing of music (notation). Students in Years Three – Six will be learning to play the recorder. All classes will be playing the tuned percussion (xylophones and metallophones) and untuned percussion instruments (drums, triangles, tambourines, castanets, rhythm sticks, maracas).


Class Musicals

In Term Three, Years One and Two present class musicals. Year One will be presenting The Three Billy Goats Gruff and Year Two will be presenting The Princess and the Pea. These musicals will be showcased in the Loreto Performing Arts Centre as well as at the Catholic Performing Arts festival.


Catholic Performing Arts Festival

Ensembles and individuals participate in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival

  • Year Three: Choral Speech
  • Year Four: Recorder
  • Years One and Two: excerpt from Years One and Two Musicals

In Term Four both Kindy and Pre-Primary present Christmas plays.

In Term Four all classes prepare for the End of Year Gathering.


Instrumental Program

Mrs Leith administers the Instrumental Program and all queries should be directed to the music department or directly to the music tutors – Liz.leith@cewa.edu.au.


Instruments and Tutors

  • Kathryn Horton (piano, string, double bass, cello, viola, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute)
  • Richard Braham (voice and piano)
  • Rob Corvaia (percussion/ drums)
  • Rob Arathoon (guitar)
  • Natalia Turkovskaya (piano)


Music lessons are taught from Week Two in Term One.

During Terms Two and Four there are Class Music Workshops for individual performances by students who are learning instruments.


Instrumental Ensembles and Choir

In 2018 the following Instrumental Ensembles will be operating. These ensembles are by invitation only. All ensembles commence Week Two Term One.


Rehearsal Times

CHORALE                                             Tuesday                               8.00 – 8.40am                     Music Room

ROCK BAND                                        Tuesday                               12.45 – 1.15pm                   Music Room

JUBILEE STRINGS                              Wednesday                        8.00 – 8.40am                     Music Room

PRELUDES                                           Thursday                             8.00 – 8.40am                     Music Room

CELTIC BAND                                      Friday                                    8.00 – 8.40am                     Music Room

JUNIOR CHOIR                                  Friday                                    8.00 – 8.40am                     LPAC

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