Moods and Music

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By Jane Bowerspecialist teacher in art, drama and dance

Transform your school hall into a spooky castle, a dragon’s cave or a storm-tossed pirate ship – Jane Bower shares her favourite classical tunes for setting the perfect scene


The right music can make such a difference to how we feel and respond to something. Think of the stirring Rachmaninov theme from the film Brief Encounter, or that unforgettable sinister music from Jaws. Music is a quick and powerful way of making an emotional connection with the audience. The movies have been doing it for years – and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be doing the same in our own drama sessions!

Why and when should I use music?

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