At Keston Primary School, we believe that music is a universal language that unites and binds our school community. It is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children. It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it plays an important part in the personal development of each individual. Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the world in which they live.

Besides being a creative and enjoyable activity, music can be a highly academic and demanding subject. All of our children receive weekly class music lessons, with a specialist teacher delivering these to the pupils from Year 1 onwards. Through these lessons, all children have the opportunity to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop the skills to appreciate a wide variety of musical forms, and to begin to make judgements about the quality of music. Our curriculum also includes whole-class instrumental tuition, with the children in Years 3 and 5 currently learning the recorder and the ukulele respectively.

Singing lies at the heart of our communal experience: we sing a wide variety of songs, focussing on expression, meaning, diction, breath control, and pitch development, singing both in unison and in harmony. During their years at Keston, every child will take part in singing performances, with many of them choosing to join one of our Choirs.

Children are encouraged to pursue their musical talents at their own level, so that they can develop as confident and proficient musicians. For those who wish to further develop their skills, we offer extra-curricular instrumental tuition on a variety of instruments and encourage involvement with a diverse range of musical clubs.