The scope of the music program gives attention to each child’s individual stage of development through movement, speaking, playing and singing. Musical instruments, such as the xylophone (with removable wooden tone bars), metallophone (with removable metal tone bars), glockenspiel (small metal bars), and many non-pitched percussion instruments (such as the hand drum and shakers) are introduced to Early Childhood (age 2) students and are used consistently through the Sixth Grade. In Fourth Grade, students are introduced to the recorder and learn to read and perform written music. This learning process continues through the Sixth Grade. Throughout all grades, children are encouraged to sing both individually and as an ensemble.
Performance plays an important role in the music program. Your child will perform often for each other, for parents, and for friends of the school. Our major performances include the Winter Program, Grandparents’ Day, and the Spring Program.
Leaves may fall but the music keeps rolling at Rohan Woods School!
All students are enjoying movement and song as we prepare for Halloween and Grandparents' Day!
Students gather on the carpet for updates and greetings before being seated for our bowing test! On October 18th, First through Fourth Grades have been invited to Powell Symphony Hall for a special educational concert called "The Athletes of the Orchestra!" All students are learning about the families of instruments in the Orchestra and the teamwork required to make it all come together.
On a recent trip to Cedar Lake, Mr. D. noticed swans and decided to snap a photo for his classes since every music class ends with a recording of "The Swan" (from Carnival of the Animals by Camile Saint Saéns). Several students asked to see the photo again and again!