Tom Brogan

Alison Gemmell

Maria Kelly

Paul O’Kane

Levels offered: National 3, National 4, National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher

The course provides opportunities for you to perform a variety of music in solo and/or group settings using your voice or your selected instrument(s). Through music, you will extend your ability to express yourself and develop your personal creativity and self-confidence when performing and creating music. In the course, you will develop a breadth of knowledge and understanding of music concepts and musical literacy. You will develop your ability to recognize and distinguish level-specific music signs; symbols and music concepts as you perform on your 2 chosen instruments, create your own music and listen to music of different styles.

Who might choose this subject?

Ideally, you should be able to play 2 instruments to at least a basic level (learned in S1/2); classroom instruments are fine (e.g. ukulele, glockenspiel, keyboard, guitar, drum kit, voice etc.). You DO NOT need to be having lessons on your instrument in order to choose this course. It is important that you have a willingness to practice regularly and enjoy playing these instruments.

This course can contribute to a career in many creative industries, as well as supporting greater confidence and self-belief in many other key areas of life.

Additional Information

The course allows you to develop practical skills in performing and creating music, while developing your understanding of musical styles and concepts from a variety of world cultures. It can meet the needs of a wide variety of learners with a range of musical interests.

You use apple Mac computers to create your music in a variety of styles. It is mainly practical with no major writing involved but you have to learn musical words and understand what they mean and what they sound like.