Music touches the mind, body, and spirit. Music is a compelling, meaningful, and powerful force in our lives. The study of music is vital to the appreciation and understanding of our culture and other cultures of the world. Our students attend music twice a week where they have the opportunity to sing, dance, and praise God through song. Students also participate in two concerts each year to showcase their accomplishments in this special class. Through listening, performing, and composing, we create opportunities for our students to have a deeper understanding of music.
As beginning musicians, students learn general skills and concepts. Singing is a daily experience in the all of our classes. Additionally, movement, instrumental accompaniment, and improvisation are used on a regular basis. All children are encouraged to respect each other's efforts as well as to be accepting partners in any game or movement. Children learn to listen, observe, and evaluate their own efforts and musical growth.