P3 - D3

Play a variety of moderately easy pieces from different styles and traditions

Approach new pieces from different angles – perhaps aurally, or through improvisation, listening, notation, etc.

Ask learners to identify challenging passages and to make suggestions for solving problems.

Building on their own suggestions (if appropriate), show learners how to practise challenging passages and make improvements.

Make the process as creative as possible, always aiming to prompt learners’ imagination and curiosity.

Continue to use the holistic approach, aiming for simultaneous learning through interrelated activities and processes. Choose a wide range of repertoire that builds on learners’ technique, musical understanding and creativity. Ensure that it is relevant to their stage of development and interests.