iServi News | 7 December 2018 | Term 4, Week 9
On Wednesday 28 November we held our first annual Music Recital Evening in the Alexis Resource Centre. All students, staff, friends and families of Servite College were invited to join us on campus for a superb evening of student music and vocal performances and a wonderful turn out, with the intimacy of the performing space set up in the ARC created a wonderful mood and enjoyable evening for guests and the performers.
This showcase event highlighted the progression of students from all year levels who have taken part in music tuition throughout 2018. Performances from students included piano, guitar and drum pieces as well as items from our solo singers and Choir. Guests on the evening were also treated to our amazing Year 11 Visual Art and Design students’ ATAR artworks which were on display throughout the ARC
Thank you to all parents, friends and families who not only came to support the students involved on the evening but also throughout the year in their music lessons. Thank you to Mr Kris Hailes, Mrs Morgan Navarro and to tour Music Instrumental Tutors for their hard work, knowledge and skills development with our students.
Servite College offers tuition in a number of musical instruments and voice as part of our music program, including lessons in:
The minimum commitment for music tutoring is one Semester. Our instrumental teachers are all professional and qualified musicians and teach to the highest standard. Students involved in this program have the chance to perform in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival, Performing Arts Showcase Evenings throughout the year and now also our Music Recital Evening. If you are interested in music tuition, more information will be distributed to students and families in Term One 2019.
Music education offers many benefits for students, as studies have shown that learning to play an instrument can help children fine-tune and enhance skills needed for education and social interaction. According to Dr Anita Collins, award-winning educator, researcher and writer in the field of brain development and music learning, “Two decades of frenzied research has now found that music education grows, hones and permanently improves neural networks like no other activity.” Music has the ability to cultivate social skills and improve cognitive functions, refine discipline and patience, enhance creativity and also as a way to relieve stress, boost self-esteem and have fun. Servite College proudly offers Music as an option for students in the classroom as well as through extra-curricular activities with opportunities to perform to and engage with authentic audiences.
We look forward to another exciting year in the Performing Arts in 2019!
Mrs Teresa Thomas
(Acting) Performing Arts Coordinator