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Music at Longsands Academy

The aim of the Music Department is to encourage and develop musical understanding, appreciation and achievement through teaching which is tailored to the individual student, which includes one-to-one support.

Practical music-making is central to the curriculum. Through a wide range of challenging activities and experiences, students will improve their knowledge and understanding of music. They will develop their creativity, self-discipline and confidence.

The department is very well equipped and includes a full compliment of percussion instruments, tuned and untuned, including African drums and South American Samba sets; over 80 guitars, electric and acoustic and 4 drum kits. Both main teaching rooms are also equipped with 15 computers linked to keyboards with up-to-date sequencing and score-writing software, including Cubase and Sibelius.

The department is staffed by two full time teachers, including the Head of Music.

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