Aural Training

Aural Training is an integral component in the musical development of our little Dragons here at the DBCS. This involves developing and improving the listening skills and aural perception of students, their ability to accurately hear and identify musical elements in their heads while reading, listening to, or thinking about music. Sight-singing and the use of Solf├ęge are highly emphasized at the DBCS, as it enables our young choristers to swiftly learn new repertoire and allows them to become independent in their musical training.

All boys from Grade 4 to Grade 9 have two Aural Training lessons per week, which form part of their academic curriculum. Boys are streamed according to their individual aural ability, and the classes progress in difficulty. This allows teachers to give beginner classes more detailed explanations and individual attention, whilst enabling the more advanced classes to delve into complex aural skills.