Sir Eric Woodward School

Learning in partnership

Telephone02 9449 6003

Emailsirericwoo-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Music

Sir Eric Woodward School engages a specialist music teacher, who is generously funded through SEWS P&C.

Music lessons can address a number of sensory needs for our students as it provides concrete, multi-sensory stimulation (auditory, visual, and tactile). Music lessons support the development of skills such as:

  • active, improvised music making (using both instruments and voice)
  • release and exploration of emotions
  • listening
  • non-verbal and verbal communication
  • use of both gross and fine motor movements
  • sequential memory and recall of information
  • self-management of behaviour
  • verbal discussion

In addition, SEWS now offers Tacpac as part of the music program. Tacpac is a sensory communication resource using touch and music to help communication and social skills. To find out more go to Tacpac