The importance of music is undeniable in today's society. '[It] plays an important part in everyday life: we notice it on the radio, on the television, in churches, in the supermarket; we dance to it, relax to it and are rejuvenated by it. We appear to need it; in fact it is difficult to imagine society without some form of music. This essential need would justify its addition in any school curriculum' (Gilbert 1992, p. 6). The key skills that underpin music as a primary subject matter..