“Playing a musical instrument can relieve stress, enhance creativity and has the added benefit of making you look super cool”.
The Importance of Music Education
Fortunately, there is such an activity. Music education greatly enhances students’ understanding and achievement in non-musical subjects.Participation in music also boasts social benefits for students. Music is a way to make friends. “Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.”
Music Curriculum Information
Preprimary & Kindergarten
Students in Preprimary and Kindergarten participate in singing indian and western songs, playing movement games, and various rhythm activities. Students learn to work together in a cooperative environment while exploring their own voices.
1st and 2nd Grade
Students in first and second grade begin to play and sing indian and western rhythms and songs. Students also begin to focus on their music listening skills, and learn to intelligently speak about music in regards to tempo, mood, and volume.
3rd and 4th Grade
Students in third and fourth grade begin to read music and rhythms. Students explore singing independently and creating their own music using their knowledge of rhythm and pitch. Students also begin to explore and talk about the elements of music, and are able to intelligently voice their opinions about different musical styles.
5th to 8th Grade
Once in middle school, students continue to increase their knowledge of the elements of music, as well as their music and rhythmic reading skills. Students also begin to learn about musical instruments, and different types of musical ensembles. Music history is also explored, starting from the modern day rock and roll.