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.
Students are learning about five-note scales (Pentatonic Scales) and also learning about Folk Songs!
Movement has a strong role in helping students feel the beat in music!
Some Folk Songs have been enjoyed for centuries and still survive today by being passed down through the generations!