Rangeville State School has a proud and rich history in music, with specialist teachers in the instrumental areas of brass, woodwind, strings and percussion, and a school based specialist music teacher responsible for delivering the class music programs and running the choral program.
In classroom music, students learn about the elements of music including duration (rhythm and tempo), dynamics, form, pitch (melody and harmony), and timbre (sound texture and quality). They use these elements to compose, improvise, perform, conduct and respond to their own and others’ work. They develop specialised listening skills which they use to respond to music and learn forms of notation to record and communicate music and musical ideas. Students are exposed to multiple and culturally diverse practices of music, learning about both Australian and international music. Learning takes place in an environment where the focus is on the voice however instruments are also incorporated into classroom activities.