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Music & Drama Programme

Music is a Part of Our Students’ Everyday Life

By Darrin Cranney

 Click here to see our band in action!

 

What makes the KBS music programme special?

Creativity and artistic abilities within each child are developed through programmes covering instrumental and vocal music. By enhancing each student’s sense of self-worth, our music programme helps students broaden their skills, imagination and intellect through the study of concert or jazz band instruments, vocal music, musical theatre skills and musical theory.

One of the goals I have for my students is that they will learn that music is an universal language and that it can be found all around us!

Darrin Cranney

Music

Academic Credentials

  • Bachelor of Arts (Jazz Studies), Spec. Hons. – York University
  • Bachelor of Education – The University of Western Ontario

 

Current Teaching Role

Music Specialist, K-8

 

Experience

Teaching Experience – 21 Years
Canadian Accredited Independent School
Simcoe County District School Board
Educational Consultant

 

What You Believe Matters Most in Schooling

Kindness and mutual respect in a positive, supporting and cultivating environment brings out the best in both teacher and student.

 

What You Believe Matters Most in Education

All students have the ability to reach and exceed their potential. Inspiring students to do so is what education should continually strive for.

 

What You Like Most About KBS

KBS has an incredibly welcoming and caring community. This community is truly special and is a pleasure to be a part of.

 

Hobbies & Interests

Writing, recording and performing music. Physical exercise and weight training. Proud father and husband.

Programme Structure

Throughout the school year, KBS students participate in many musical venues such as, Remembrance Day ceremony, Holiday concert, local Christmas Parade, annual musicals, The Conference of Independent Schools Music Fesitval (CISMF), Barrie Music Festival (BMF), and our annual Grandparent’s Day Spring Showcase
These valuable experiences help students to appreciate music and experience the effort and the amount of time that have put in to master one’s musicianship. One of the goals I have for my students is that they will learn that music is an universal language and that it can be found all around us!.

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