Music is a key component of life for musicians and non-musicians; therefore it is embedded in every child’s education at DPS. The collective aim of the Music Department is to fire enthusiasm of the musically talented and offer opportunities for all through music.

We help every child to achieve their musical potential and there are a number of performance opportunities at every level. In a department of 50 staff, the aim is to support, inspire and manage a varied team with one common goal.

Music serves as a language and learning vehicle for preverbal children. Music can connect a child to language. Children respond naturally to music. They can move to it, create their own verses and learn more easily in that mode.

Music, as well as the visual arts, drama and dance, give us insight into the way a child’s mind works. They show us what children understand.

There is reason to believe music stimulates your infant’s brain, dance helps develop motor skills, and drama teaches emotions and problem solving.