Music & Performing Arts

At Blackburn Lake Primary School music is an integral part of the curriculum. Each class has one music session per week. Through the Orff and Kodaly method students explore vocal and instrumental techniques, to enhance their knowledge.

In music students:

  • Explore beat, rhythm, pitch, tempo, tone texture and colour,
  • Develop an understanding of music,
  • Explore a range of percussion instruments throughout the year,
  • Develop their aural skills,
  • Participate in playing, singing and movement
  • Year 3 & 4 students are taught recorder and Year 5 & 6 students are taught ukueleover two years as part of the classroom music program.
  • Compose, perform and respond to their own and others’ performances through traditional and technological methods.

At BLPS we offer an extensive instrumental music lesson program for Foundation to Year 6 students with half of our student population learning a musical instrument. Expert tuition is available on a wide range of instruments including strings, percussion, woodwind, piano and voice. 

Students who learn a musical instrument within the school or outside are encouraged to join one of the ensembles that are available at BLPS. These include:

  • String Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Marimba Ensemble
  • Choir

These groups perform regularly at Assembly, Education Evenings, School Celebrations, Community Events and local Senior Citizen Afternoons and at other venues by invitation.


Bi-annually students are involved in a whole school production providing the opportunity for all students to experience drama and musical theatre. Students from Year 5 & 6 are encouraged to audition for the lead roles.


An annual focus of the music curriculum is the Music Count Us In program which brings over 500,000 students together around the country to celebrate music in schools.