Year 9 Music & Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Wigram

This course introduces the language of music through modules which are made up of music theory, practical music and music technology. Students are encouraged to be creative and expressive while learning the basics of reading and writing music. Learning assessment activities are based around the four strands in the Arts Curriculum and feedback and guidance are provided throughout the course:

  • Developing practical knowledge - practical and written activities to explore music
  • Developing ideas - research and understand a composer’s music
  • Communicating and interpreting - rehearse and perform tasks
  • Understand music - listening and practical activities to understand musical genres

Recommended Prior Learning

No prior learning needed.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

It is recommended students purchase a music take-home theory workbook supplied in class
If the student has an Apple product (iPad, MacBook) then it will be help to bring that to class
Other laptops for classroom use.

Assessment Information

Students are assessed during class time across the semester.


This course leads to NCEA Level 1 music and technology

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Credits listed may change.