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Leigh Lazarus

Our schools music Program is based on making and responding to music using the frameworks of the national and state curricula. the Program used Pedagogical approaches including Dalcroze, Kodaly and Orff Schulwerk with particular emphasis on musical literacy through performance.


Each Tuesday the Children learn through singing, saying,  moving, playing, creating, improvising and performing. we use puppets, props and various instruments ranging from Ukuleles, drums and other untuned percussion to pitched percussion instruments such as Xylophones and boomwhackers



Good quality music education not only supports literacy and numeracy, but also touches on every facet of the school curriculum. For example, a study of the Offenbach's Can- Can affords the opportunity to pull out the world map and find France, Promotes discussion about French Culture and Landmarks, Encourages us to kick up our heels and dance the Can-Can amongst friends. Durin Science Week, we investigate sounds and vibrations and the fascination inner workings of the upright piano.


At JP2, our students also have the opportunity to attend a performance by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra each year. Our school choir is growing in strength and number with each passing year.


I have completed Degrees in both music and Education, have attained my Associate diploma of performance ( Flute) from the Australian Music Examinations Board and sing with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra Chorus. I have Taught at JP2 since 2014



We also have a piano and Guitar tutor who is available for private lessons during school hours. If your child is interested in studying these instruments one on one please contact the school office for further information.


I find that Music can bring school success to those students who struggle in other curricular areas, Develops more effectively the right side of the brain, and develops higher order through processes and skills in perceptual learning. It provides a command of general knowledge, equips students to deal with ambiguity and to solve problems, aid in improving self- concept and self management skills, employs several kinds of literacy and appeals to many different types of learners ( Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, social and logical).


Leigh Lazarus




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