Music has the power to change lives and at Shawclough we aim to provide high quality Music Education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

Carefully planned to link with each Unit's topic, lessons provide opportunities to learn a musical instrument, to make music with others and to learn to sing with increasing confidence.

In our well-resourced department children enjoy performing and composing on a wide range of tuned and untuned percussion instruments such as xylophones, glockenspiles and djembes. There are also opportunites to learn to play an instrument through school and Year 5 are currently taking part in the Wider Opportunites programme learning the cornet.

On behalf of the Rochdale Music Service, children receive instrumental tuition on the guitar, piano/keyboard, drums, saxaphone,flute and clarinet. Violin lessons are available through Mrs Taylor, a private and extremely talented violin teacher.

Recorder group rehearse each week and Shawclough have a successful school choir and string group who regularly perform in the local community and in assemblies and concerts.