“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen
At Malvern Primary School, we recognise the power of music to spark joy, create connections and grow confidence. We believe that regular, high-quality music training should be available to all children, and we provide a wide range of musical opportunities for our pupils and the wider Malvern community.
Every child at Malvern Primary School receives fortnightly music lessons as part of our curriculum. Our specialist music teacher, Mrs Webber, has a lifelong love of music as well as professional experience, and delivers lessons with genuine passion.
We have created our own bespoke music curriculum, which promotes progression in listening, composition and performance, while making the most of all the amazing resources we have in our school. Every lesson gives the children the opportunity to hear and discuss music, as well as make their own music, by playing an instrument, singing or using technology.
The children at Malvern can learn a variety of instruments, including piano, guitar, ukulele and violin. Lessons are offered both during the school day, and at lunchtime and afterschool clubs. Lessons are delivered to pairs or small groups by experienced musicians, and children are given the opportunity to show their skills by performing at our end of year concert.
Mrs Webber runs a range of music clubs at lunchtimes and after school. We have a number of school choirs for various ages and abilities, who perform both at school events and in the wider community. Some of our proudest performance venues include St George’s Hall, The Metropolitan Cathedral, Court Hey Park and the Prescot and Roby Christmas Light Switch-ons. Some of our other music clubs include Musical Theatre Club, Boomwhacker Club and Samba Club.
“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.”
We loving using the power of music to bring our community together. Mrs Webber has run a community choir open to adults and children from our local community, and we have hosted a number of singalong events, at which families can enjoy singing together. We host a number of music performances throughout the year, allowing families to share in their children’s joy in music, and celebrate their achievements. Some of the highlights of last year’s community performances include our Christmas Nativity, Christmas door-to-door carol singing, Christmas virtual singalong, Easter Parade, Summer ‘Malfest’ festival, and our Summer Concert.