Music is an important aspect of Salesian College life. Our diverse and innovative curriculum engages students in the learning process, challenges students to take responsibility for their learning and encourages them to strive for personal excellence. We cater for students across the entire ability range, providing opportunities for academically gifted students, as well as comprehensive learning support programs.
Music is an extremely important subject for all students to learn and can lead to better brain development, increases in human connection, and even stress relief. Music education is also a great way to enhance reading comprehension abilities in students. Another reason Music Education is so important is that it integrates so many different subject areas all at once. Not only will music education allow students to develop their musical skills, it will also give them the opportunity to work on their math skills, reading and writing skills, science skills, and history knowledge.
For example, time signatures in music are an excellent way to incorporate fractions, and lyric analysis and songwriting will allow students to work on their reading abilities. Additionally, having discussions about how instruments work will involve information on the physics of sound, and learning about music’s place in society will shine a light on important historical events. If teachers are concerned about their students’ skills in other areas of learning, they will be able to incorporate them into a music class with ease.
Music will also teach students to develop time management skills and discipline. If students are expected to learn their instruments and practice outside of school, then they will develop the ability to create a practice schedule and balance every other activity they have going on in their lives. Learning discipline and time management from a young age will have countless benefits on a child’s future.
Salesian College provides Career Oriented Programme in Music to the students with Guitar, Keyboard, Tabla, Vocal & Violin. The Course is divided into Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma. The Course contains both Theories as well as Practical for the students as a part of their teaching and learning. COP Music has two categories: Indian Classical and Western. In regard to the COP Music, the College provides the Guide Music Book called ‘MUSIC HISTORY’ (An Appraisal) which contains the entire lesson and guide to the syllabus which was compiled by Fr. Dr. James Molekunnel SDB for both Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Diploma Course.