Music

Welcome to the Music Department


Music at Dyffryn Taf offers a wide range of enjoyable activities that help to develop broader skills such as communication, confidence and self-esteem. Activities and lessons take place in an atmosphere that encourages good relationships and wellbeing.

KS3

New Year 7 Curriculum

As part of the new year 7 curriculum pupils will be given the opportunity in music lessons to perform, compose and appraise a wide range of music that develops their musical skills and ability. Pupils will focus on skills, creativity and collaboration within the expressive arts. There will be a strong focus on African Music where pupils will develop keyboard, vocal and drumming skills which will be developed through cross curricular projects across other areas of learning. We aim to encourage our pupils to broaden their learning experiences and become creative, ambitious and capable learners who are proud of their achievements.


All pupils have the opportunity to develop their performing, composing and appraising skills through a curriculum that is essentially practical. Pupils are encouraged in creative tasks and also to make progress when playing the keyboard or an instrument of their choice.

KS4

The following option is offered at GCSE level:

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KS5

The following option is offered at A Level:

  • A Level Music

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Extra Curricular

There is a strong tradition of musical activities at Dyffryn Taf and there is a well established link with the local community. All pupils are encouraged and welcome to participate in the various musical ensembles that rehearse regularly:

  • Choir and various vocal groups
  • Orchestra
  • String Ensemble
  • Wind Band
  • Annual musical production


Instrumental Lessons

Instrumental lessons are offered on a weekly basis by peripatetic tutors. Pupils are encouraged to take ABSRM and Trinity graded exams. Lessons are available in the following instruments:

  • Violin
  • Cello
  • Woodwind
  • Brass
  • Percussion and drum kit
  • Guitar
  • Harp
  • Voice