Co-Curricular / Value Programme / Music

MUSIC

"After Silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Music is everybody's possession..."
-John Lennon

Music actually improves communication and brings about integration between the right and left sides of the brain, leading the way to better comprehension and memorization skills. In Shalom Hills, the universal language of music is taught through instrumental and vocal music classes which form a staple part of the syllabus as well as an integral part of the school programmes. In the school, trained music teachers teach valuable lessons of reverence to God, love, brotherhood, unity, harmony and patriotism through a repository of soulful and uplifting songs.

We believe that the children are natural, instinctive music makers. When we expose children to music through singing and playing instruments, they become more proficient,develop musical skills and keener appreciation of finer nuances of music. While participating in music activities, children also show accelerated physical, language, social-emotional, and cognitive development.

Objectives of Music curriculum and classes-

Shalom Hills offers music syllabus, classes, activities and programs from Pre-Primary to Senior Graders which includes individual lessons, group lessons, and assemblies, student monitoring and intergenerational programs.

  • Continuous focus is on diverse themes/values which have been adopted as core basis of imparting knowledge through Music
  • These not only focus on training students in musical proficiency but also cover wider aspects of personality development.
  • The diversification of thought process through this medium has been used in Shalom Hills as one of the strongest means of communication as well as a platform to express emotions, bring about awareness & de-stress ourselves.
  • Core values which we try to imbibe and enhance in the students through Music are:

Motivation/Inspiration

The whole purpose of integrated music classes is to make students understand the importance of life. A little motivation and inspiration from time to time helps the children to navigate through the small and large hurdles that they might encounter on their journey.

"If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes."

Indian Heritage (Classical Music)

To make students understand our values and that Indian music is one of the oldest musical traditions in the world, classical is a staple fix in the music syllabus.

Patriotism

The idea of being patriotic is close to our hearts and an expression of patriotism through music has always had a strong significance in our freedom struggle. The purpose of Music Program in Shalom Hills is to make sure that our students feel inspired about their country, build up nationalistic pride and to provide a common idea which all members of a society may call their own.

"Patriotism is not outbursts of emotion, but tranquil & steady dedication of a lifetime."

Worship/Prayer

Prayer songs and devotional music teaches the students to pay reverence to God each day, exhorts them to rejoice in his blessings and reminds them to be grateful for all that the Lord has given them.

"Prayer is exhaling the spirit of man and inhaling the spirit of God."