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The Music department aims to develop students’ abilities for creative expression through various modes of music making. Students’ awareness and appreciation of music of different cultures will also be cultivated during the 2-year Music programme.

Music - Teaching and Learning and syllabus 

Our Sec 1 students will go through instrumental modules where they will attain basic skills of playing the keyboard, cajon and ukulele. Through the modules, elements of Music are also introduced to ensure a holistic learning for students. Students’ musical competencies will be expanded through the use of ensemble playing and opportunities are provided for students to showcase their learning and final performances.

For Sec 2 students, besides advanced instrumental modules, they will also deepen the musical concepts learnt thus far, by going through the Songwriting module where they experience and gain knowledge on the basics of song composition, from writing their own lyrics, to harmony and melody.
Students are also encouraged and mentored to participate in various platforms (such as the annual SYF Songwriting – Youth Station Project on Original Songs organised by MOE) where they can showcase their original works to a wider audience.

Additionally, they also go through a module of Film Music Analysis where they learn how to critically analyse and understand the functions of music in various types of films. 

(Students working in pairs on their Songwriting module using Garageband)


Elden Choo – winner of SYF 2018 Celebrations:
Songwriting Contest – working with local musician Rai on his final recording

Arianne and Novelie performing at Esplanade for the SYF 2019 Youth Station Project
– Honourable Mentions Live! 

Music Syllabus T

Under the Music Syllabus T offered to 3N(T) and 4N(T) students, students will be able to acquire a range of skills and knowledge of essential music concepts through various ICT tools and pedagogies. They will also be given opportunities to attend and perform at concerts and music workshops to strengthen their musical competencies.

Students having fun learning with flashcards 

Performance at the NT Music Camp @ ITE College Central


Live instrumental recording as part of their NT Music coursework requirements


Attending concerts to strengthen their musical appreciation and awareness