Music forms an integral part of the DSD school curriculum.  Pupils from Grades 1 – 2 learn to play the recorder during school hours. All pupils, including the Kindergarten, attend singing lessons once a week.

Extra-mural music lessons for recorder, piano, oboe, guitar, clarinet and voice are available at the school on request. Our music teacher will assist in finding suitable teachers for DSD students wanting to learn other instruments not on offer at the DSD e.g., violin, cello, flute, trumpet. These lessons will, however, not necessarily take place at the school.

The DSD has an orchestra made up of DSD musicians who learn to play a musical instrument extra-murally.  These musicians are accompanied on marimbas, which play the basic supporting harmony.  The orchestra members rehearse once a week during school hours.

The biennial school play / musical evening takes place in the 3rd term. All grade 1-7 learners take part.  There are 2 additional (voluntary) evenings per year at which any child playing a musical instrument may perform.