A SYSTEM-WIDE ARTS PROJECT: THE AMADEUS MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
Sydney Catholic Schools is leading the way with Music education in NSW. Its new Amadeus Music Education Program is designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning through a comprehensive music education program for every student from Kindergarten through to Year 8.
Sydney Catholic Schools believes that music education is for everyone and should not just be for the privileged. The benefits of a quality music education are immense and highly beneficial to all students.
Decades of research shows that learning an instrument and playing in a musical ensemble strengthens neural pathways in the brain and can:
- significantly improve student academic success in areas including language and mathematical development
- significantly improve student engagement, short- and long-term memory, attention, self-discipline and coordination
- improve mindfulness and promote wellbeing in students