Welcome to Music

Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul". Not only has learning music from a young age been shown to develop discipline, social skills, the capacity to empathise and develop self-esteem. Educational research has shown that studying music has a strong impact on the developing brain in areas such as mathematics and languages. At John Henry Newman Catholic College we believe in an evidence-based approach when designing curriculum and thus music is at the heart of developing well-rounded learners who are able to express themselves through a broad range of instrumental study, listening, composing and live performance. Students at JHNCC will explore musical concepts by engaging with music from Bach and Beethoven, to The Beatles and Beyonce. A wide range of extra-curricular activities such as choir and school band provide an experience which allows students to explore their spirituality and personal development through a language which is universal.

Mr Rick Armstrong