Music

Who's Who?

Curriculum Leader: Mr D Stokes

Teacher of Music: Mrs S Steff

academy Organist & Piano Peripatetic Tutor – Mr D Mansfield

Guitar & Drum Peripatetic Tutor – Mr D Rogers

Guitar Peripatetic Tutor – Mr J O’Hanlon

Woodwind Peripatetic Tutor – Mr J Lewis

DJ Tutor – Mr D Dunn (Mode Training)

Our Curriculum Intent

The music department at St. Francis Xavier’s Academy aims to make sure that all pupils have the opportunity to learn one of the highest forms of creativity. Music is a universal language and we as a department ensure that all pupils receive a high quality and ambitious music education through inspiration and creativity. All pupils have the opportunity to increase their knowledge, self-confidence and achievement through performing, composing and listening. We strive to inspire pupils’ passion for music and to develop their talents as a musician.

Enrichment Opportunities
  • Schola Cantorum – Thursday 3.10pm to 4.10pm in the Rehearsal room &
  • Friday lunchtime in MU2
  • Keyboard Club in Mu2 – Monday & Wednesday lunchtime
  • Music Tech Club in MU1 – Tuesday lunchtime
  • GCSE Music Theory Clinic – Thursday lunchtime in Mu1
  • GCSE music Nightowl – Friday after school in Mu1
  • Dj Workshops in the Recording Studio – Wednesday lunchtime
How To Support Your Child's Learning
  • Try to introduce as much variety of music as you can to your child. Visit various kinds of musical performances, and introduce your child to various choirs and orchestras.
  • While you are out and about in restaurants, stores, and other public spaces, ask your child to pay attention to the music being played. Do they detect any variations in the music performed at various locations?
  • Encourage your child to take part in as many musical groups as possible.
  • While your child is completing homework, housework, a puzzle, or other activities, play music. Ask your child to select the songs they feel are best suited for each kind of activity.
  • Encourage your child to learn to play a musical instrument or explore their voice more by joining a choir.
Where To Go

There are many places to visit to broaden your child’s musical horizons. Here are few local places to name but a few:

  • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
  • Both Liverpool Cathedrals
  • Liverpool Empire Theatre
  • Liverpool Hope University (Capstone Theatre)
  • The Tung Auditorium
  • The Beatles Experience
  • The British Pop Museum
  • The M&S Arena
  • The 02 Academy
What To Watch
  • Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra
  • Howard Goodall’s ‘Big Bangs’ ‘The Story of Music’ ‘Great Dates’ ‘20th Century Greats’ & ‘How music works’
  • Later with Jools Holland
  • BBC Proms
What To Read
  • Stephen Fry’s Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music
  • Howard Goodall’s ‘The Story of Music’ & ‘Big Bangs’
  • First Steps in Music Theory: Grades 1-5 by Eric Taylor
  • The AB Guide to Music Theory Vol 1 by Eric Taylor
  • Help your kids with music by Carol Vorderman

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