Elementary General Music
General music is offered to all students, PreK3—4th grade two times a week. Students will learn about steady beat, rhythmic, and melodic aspects of music while being exposed to the music of many different eras and cultures through listening, singing, playing music, and musical games. Every class the students have the opportunity to utilize classroom instruments such as egg shakers, rhythm sticks, Orff Xylophones, and Boomwhackers.
In third grade, students will learn about rhythm and timbre through the use of bucket drums and start note reading with the recorder. Once students are in fourth grade, they will continue with the recorder and finish the year learning how to play the Ukulele.
Middle School General Music
Students in 8th grade take general music once a week. Students will learn about music in the world and music history through listening and playing music. Topics covered are music vocations, the history of the National Anthem, evolution of Pop music, musicals, opera, instruments of the orchestra, movie music, and much more. Students will have the opportunity to create their own music using apps like GarageBand as well as classroom instruments such as the ukulele, rhythm sticks, bucket drums, and xylophone.