There are many benefits of learning to play a musical instrument. Studies have shown considerable positive influences to a child's brain, resulting from the study of a musical instrument. Music has also been proven more effective in strengthening abstract reasoning skills in children.
Students at the Primary Campus are offered the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in a course of one to one private lessons in one of our purpose-built sound-proofed music rooms. The Peripatetic Music programme offers private lessons in Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Tenor Horn, Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass, Guitar, Ukelele, Piano, Drums and Voice.
Performing in front of an audience can be a memorable moment in a young person’s life. Months of rehearsals, practice and hard work, can culminate in an adrenaline-packed, spine-tingling, unforgettable performance.
Students at the Alice Smith School are encouraged and are given many opportunities to perform to an audience. This includes performing to parents in Music Moments on Friday mornings and participating in termly concerts, annual school productions and assemblies. The school choir, musical ensembles and the orchestra also have opportunities to perform at events for the wider community in Kuala Lumpur, including the Remembrance Day Service at the Cenotaph and Christmas services at St. Mary’s Cathedral and the British High Commissioner’s Residence. There is also a wonderful opportunity for our most musically gifted students from the Primary Campus to participate in the regional Performing Arts Carnival run by FOBISIA (The Federation of British International Schools in Asia). This event is hosted by a different school each year and we have taken students to Beijing, Jakarta, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.
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Students are also encouraged to participate in various musical School Clubs and Activities, who perform at regular events throughout the school year. These clubs include choirs, music ensembles and orchestras. We currently offer Junior Strings and Guitar Ensemble.