Elementary General Music
General music is offered two time per week to all students in Grades PreK3 through 4. Students 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. In every class, students have the opportunity to utilize classroom instruments such as egg shakers, rhythm sticks, Orff Xylophones, and Boomwhackers. In third grade, students 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 continue with the recorder and finish the year learning how to play the Ukulele.
Middle School General Music
Students in 7th and 8th grade take general music once a week. Students 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 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.