Esk State School's Instrumental Music Program operates as part of the Queensland State Schools Instrumental Music Program. It is a comprehensive tuition program in which students learn orchestral or band instruments. It provides an extra dimension to the school music program ensuring that educational outcomes are maximised for all students taking full account of individual circumstances such as their location, gender, socioeconomic situation, language and cultural background, and any impairment and special talents they may have. It provides the opportunity for musical development of students through instrumental instruction on a group basis and ensemble experience so that students develop ensemble performance skills as an integral part of their music education.
Music is of such incredible benefit to the growing mind. When learning music and a musical instrument, a student not only gains musical knowledge, but also additional skills such as:
- Problem solving
- Non-verbal communication
- Receiving constructive feedback
- Fine motor skills and
- Team work