Junior 1-6 / Arts / Music

Junior Music

The school has established a strong reputation in the performing arts. A love of music is encouraged.

Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8 will participate in mandatory music classes in a variety of genres. From Grade 9-12, students can choose to continue their musical instruction by selecting music options as part of their elective courses. 




  • Kindergarten - Grade 2
  • Kindergarten to Grade 2 Music Course Overview

    The Kindergarten to Grade 2 Orff Music Programme is taught by a music specialist and provides students with opportunities to engage in musical experiences through singing a varied repertoire of songs, playing singing games, and moving to music. Skills nurtured include using the singing voice, singing in harmony, expressing understanding of musical concepts through body movement, simple dances, playing melodies and accompaniments on instruments, and listening actively to music. Students are also given the opportunity to create their own music.

    Students will participate in music classes twice a week and will learn a variety of musical theory whilst having fun!  The areas of song, dance, drama, and music-making on a variety of instruments including Orff instruments are emphasized. The teachers are very excited to have Ukelele instruction added to our Grade 2 programming. 

    Presentation and Performances

    All students will have the chance to perform in a number of drama and music concerts both on-site and at local theatre venues around Kelowna. Rehearsal, show and ticket information will be sent through the Aberdeen Courier emails throughout the year.

  • Grade 3 - 5
  • Grade 3-5 Strings Programme Course Overview

    In Grade 3 students begin a three year violin or cello instruction programme. The programme is designed to provide students with the skills required to read music and play the violin or cello. The Suzuki is a focus method of teaching.

    In Grades 3-5, students will also participate in music classes twice a week and have the choice of taking either Violin or Cello. 


    Presentation and Performances

    All students will have the chance to perform in a number of drama and music concerts both on-site and at local theatre venues around Kelowna. Rehearsal, show and ticket information will be sent through the Aberdeen Courier emails throughout the year.


  • Grade 6
  • Students in Grade 6 have the opportunity to choose violin, cello, guitar or percussion. These courses are taught twice weekly by experienced teachers who are also professional musicians.