K-5 Music Program

Music Instruction

Students in grades K-5 receive music instruction twice a week for 25 minutes.  When they enter 5th grade, they also have the opportunity to join a more formal choral setting.  Each elementary school is equipped with a music room and various materials for the students to use during their instruction.  Students are assessed in music class just as in their other subject areas.  They receive their music report cards in January and at the end of the year.   For further information on your child’s music classes, please refer to their music teacher’s personal website.

Unique Subject

Music is a unique subject area with its own system of knowledge, skills, vocabulary, and ways of thinking.  Our music classes consist of different experiences in the areas of singing, playing instruments, moving, listening, reading notation, improvising, composing, and analyzing.  A quality music program provides these experiences in order to develop a child’s ability to listen to music with understanding; and to create, perform, read, and write music.  Some of the concepts that we explore in music K-5 include rhythm, melody, harmony, tempo, dynamics, form, styles, music history, singing and instrumental techniques, and performing.

 

Elementrary Students in Holiday Concert Students learning the Recorder