Students are exposed to music to assist them to listen to and explore sound and attend to and explore the world around them with as much independence as possible. They listen to and explore sound and experience how they can make music. They experience music as part of an audience.
Students learn to listen to music and become aware of rhythm, pitch, dynamics and expression, form and structure, timbre and texture as they explore and make music. They learn to discriminate between sounds and silence, and loud and soft sounds. They learn to move and perform with beat and tempo.
As they experience music, students are exposed to music from a range of cultures, times and locations. Music in the local community should be the initial focus for learning.