Music at Okaihau College

The study of music involves many different aspects including listening, playing and creating. Students going through the music program at Okaihau College will; be exposed to music from different parts of the world, develop skills and techniques on musical instruments, learn musical language, and create music using composition skills and music technology.

The year 7 & 8 program looks at introducing students to the aspects mentioned above so they can get a sense of what is possible in music and might consider choosing music as an option in the future.

The year 9 & 10 program is an option subject and goes into more depth. Students going through this program will get a better understanding of music literacy and gain more knowledge about the elements of music. Practice, performance and music creation are also key aspects of this course.

Senior music is a completely individualised program where students choose which NCEA standards best suit their goals. Senior music includes NCEA levels 1, 2, and 3.

Students taking music are encouraged to take instrument lessons through our itinerant program. This program currently offers: keyboard, trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, and drums.