In an era where funds for the arts are reducing and music is disappearing from many school curricula, I feel it necessary to fight for the children of Oxbridge Lane to receive a top-class music education. If I think of all the skills that I have gained through music; confidence, concentration, the ability to work alongside others, a good memory, the capability to listen both critically and attentively, the capacity to create and perform, why would we, as a school, want to deny our children a musical education? Music is used in therapy, it is a healer. It has the power to transform mood and bring people from different cultures together in a way that words cannot. In every part of the world, in every celebration we share, music plays an important role.
My vision is one where the children of Oxbridge Lane grow to love music. Through a variety of high quality experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom and under the guidance of an enthusiastic staff, children will become ‘musically literate’, having the passion and desire to want to continue on their own musical journeys. Always remember, “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” (Confucius)