A SYSTEM-WIDE ARTS PROJECT: THE AMADEUS MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAM
In 2021, Sydney Catholic Schools introduced a new comprehensive music education program designed to promote excellence in teaching and learning, commencing with 13 of our schools in the south-west Sydney area.
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; and
- significantly improve student engagement, short- and long-term memory, attention, self-discipline, and coordination.