"To recognise and appreciate the richness and variety of music within other cultures"

We believe that creativity is a fundamental aspect of any education.

To develop the creative possibilities within each pupil we endeavour to provide a stimulating and exciting environment where students can develop their artistic and musical creativity, whether they are studying music for examination purposes or as an introduction to the subject. We strive for excellence and aim to expose students to as many musical styles as possible.

The Music department prides itself on making music meaningful, enjoyable and accessible to all students whilst promoting the confidence and desire in the students to produce work of quality. In order to achieve these objectives an understanding of the theoretical and analytical elements of music as well as the creative, taught through the mediums of both composition and performance, are essential. Practical demonstrations are central to the teaching ethos of the department, providing an effective means of introducing new skills and techniques whilst generating confidence in the students.

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Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Sudell Rd



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