Sydney Catholic Schools’ exciting new comprehensive music education program is well underway and St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Belmore principal, Scott Jeanneret, can’t say enough good things about it. 

“I think the Amadeus program is an incredible opportunity for 123 of our Year 3 to 6 students to develop musical skills as well as enhancing development of numeracy, literacy and emotional skills,” Mr Jeanneret said. 

Sydney Catholic Schools’ Amadeus Music Education Program has been delivered in 13 SCS primary and secondary schools in the Auburn-Lakemba area in 2021, helping students experience the special joy of music.

As part of this program, students in Year 3 to Year 8 at the 13 schools participate in small group and ensemble music lessons delivered by specialist teachers. Students also receive an instrument, starting with a string instrument in Year 3.

“It opens a world of music and culture that many students would not have otherwise had the chance to experience,” Mr Jeanneret said.