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At Greenfield School, learning through music is very much valued and has many accessible and inclusive attributes. Music is one of the five disciplines that make up the Expressive Arts Area of Learning and Experience.

Learning about music and through music forms part of the Curriculum for Wales offer at Greenfield School up to the age of 16. Much of the learning in the Primary Department is through song and includes the use of tuned and untuned percussion at Key Stages 2 and 3. At all stages, music develops motor skills, creative, performance and expressive skills, social interaction, self-esteem and does not rely upon verbal communication. The therapeutic value of being immersed in music is of great importance to the well-being of our pupils. Opportunities for music making, also includes religious cultural festivals such as Christmas and St. David’s Day celebrations.

Greenfield School offers instrumental tuition for piano, drums, guitar/ukulele and brass via Merthyr County Music Service, whose staff visit the school on a weekly basis. Where appropriate, study towards grade examinations is offered, accredited by Trinity College of Music, London and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

The school is always keen to invite local and nationally based musicians to perform for the pupils and many of the visiting musicians offer workshops for classes and groups.