Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.
National Curriculum in England, DfE 2013
Thomlinson Junior School has excellent music facilities. We have a specialist music teacher working in our school on a weekly basis, providing lessons to every year group once a week and supporting the school with special choirs formed for important events such as Christmas. We also have a number of peripatetic music teachers who provide musical instruction in a variety of instruments, such as violin or viola, guitar, brass instruments and piano, for those children who wish to participate.