Welcome to the Music Department

Welcome to the Music Department at Nottingham Free School!

Our ambition is for all of our students to be confident musicians with fluency in appraising, performing and composing. They will listen to a range of music, finding the value in different genres and styles, and they will express themselves clearly, purposefully and with accuracy. Essentially, our students will develop their musicianship skills to enrich all aspects of their lives.

Our core values, hard work and kindness, equip our students with the depth of character required to tackle problems and pursue happy, successful and fulfilled lives.

As students of Music we work hard

We are keen listeners, passionate about using the power of music to express ourselves and to develop our understanding of history, cultures and humanity. We are courageous and determined to perform with fluency and confidence, whilst growing our resilience to setbacks. Every idea we learn and use, in appraising, performing and composing is a stepping stone on our journey to success.

As teachers of Music we work hard

We cultivate safe learning environments where we fuel students’ curiosity about the best of what has been said, written and done within the world of music. We scaffold learning in ways that help students to develop their skills of appraising, performing and composing. We then support them to strengthen and sharpen their own skills and challenge them to never give up. We help our students to understand that confidence and resilience is essential to developing their goals in music .

As students of Music we are kind

We are growing up together. We listen together, discuss ideas together, and value each other’s opinions and interpretations. We are empathetic and respectful young people who appreciate the diversity in music and in our community.

As teachers of Music we are kind

We are role models for our students by demonstrating music often and by sharing our passion for music. We enjoy the privilege of sharing their journeys into discovering a wide range of different musical styles, helping them to develop and strengthen their creativity, power and identity.

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Music News

  • A-Z Music Tasks
    Y7 and Y8 have been challenged with completing a full alphabet of Music Tasks! (02/07/2020)
  • Big Sing 2020!
    Pupils have made their song choices for the Big Sing! (12/02/2020)
  • Christmas Cabaret
    We are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for our Christmas Cabaret (20/11/2019)
  • The Wizard of Oz
    Tickets will soon be on sale (07/05/2019)
  • This half term in Music
    What are pupils learning in Music this half term? (05/10/2018)

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