Music has a special place in Steiner Education and at Mumbulla School. The music program is rich and varied. The children’s first instrument is their voice and from Kindergarten the children sing songs together daily. From Class 2 children play the recorder, learning songs by ear to begin with, but they are soon introduced to more formal music notation. Classes 2-6 participate in Choir once a week – the school has a junior Choir and a Senior Choir. All children in Classes 3 & 4 participate in a weekly Strings Ensemble. Class 5 and 6 children play in a weekly band. Children also learn to play marimbas, metallophones and xylophones throughout their time at Mumbulla School. A range of performance opportunities are available to the children during the year, including Assemblies, concerts, and special events.
In Class 3, children begin violin, viola or cello lessons. These continue until the end of Class 4. The school provides the instruments, while the cost of tuition is met by the parents of the children involved as a levy attached to your yearly fees. In Class 5, children have the choice to continue with their stringed instrument, or begin a brass or woodwind instrument. This continues to the end of Class 6.