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All students at Southport Special School have access to class music lessons. These lessons focus on making as well experiencing and listening to music. Using the voice as well as a wide range of instruments form the heart of all lessons which are tailored for the ability and age level of the students. Students are encouraged to sing or vocalise on microphones. Traditional tuned and un-tuned percussion instruments, African drums, drum kits and keyboards, guitars and ukuleles, iPad Apps such as Garageband, Loopy, Beamz and Mad Pad as well as specialist instruments for disability access such Soundbeam all form the sound canvas from which lessons are drawn. 

In Middle School and Secondary School students have opportunities to play in drum ensembles who play traditional African rhythms on Djembes and Dun Duns. The drum ensembles rehearse during lunch times and have had success at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod, winning the Special Needs Section as well as  successfully competing in the Mainstream Section and being awarded second place in 2018.

Lunch time activities for Junior Secondary students also include a singing club in which students can sing their favourite songs both individually and in groups. Students prepare for performances both within the school and outside the school such as at the Eisteddfod.