Beginning in Preschool, students explore music through stories, rhythm and movement. Music class is fun, relaxed and playful while providing opportunities to gain vocal and rhythmic awareness, follow directions and develop listening skills. Dance and movement is incorporated to further develop gross motor skills and an awareness of their bodies in space and in relationship to others. Students sing, play musical instruments and learn performance practice in a safe and inviting environment.
In Elementary and Middle school, topics covered include music history, music theory, songwriting, sight reading, performance etiquette, self-confidence and ear training.
In addition, the Middle School Strings program gives students an opportunity to learn more about classical and folk music with an emphasis on reading music. Students develop their active listening skills and learn how to play in sync with other musicians.
Each term ends with a wonderful performance of songs and instrumental music rehearsed in class.