In preschool, students begin to explore musical concepts such as singing, keep a steady beat, moving to music, listening to music, and playing classroom percussion instruments.
Kindergarten General Music
In kindergarten, students begin to explore music together. Students will learn to sing, keep a steady beat, move to music, listen to music, play classroom percussion instruments, and more! Students will explore musical opposites such as fast and slow (tempo), soft and loud, (dynamics), high and low (pitch) and short and long (staccato and legato).
In the spring, kindergarten students will participate in a Kindergarten Play.
First Grade General Music
In first grade, students begin the process of becoming musically literate. They will start to learn note values and how to read rhythms. They will also learn how to write rhythms. First graders will continue to explore musical concepts such as pitch and melody, rhythm, tempo, dynamics. They will also continue to move to music as well as play percussion instruments in class.
In the spring, first graders will participate in a spring concert to share their work in music for the year.
Second Grade General Music
In second grade, students continue the process of becoming musically literate. They will review reading simple rhythms and melodies, learn new rhythms and note values, as well as use correct music vocabulary. Students will also learn note names on the treble clef. Second graders will continue to explore musical concepts such as pitch and melody, rhythm, tempo, dynamics, movement and instrument skills.
In the spring, second graders will participate in a spring concert to share their work in music for the year.