At the K-5 level students will be introduced to musical concepts such as steady beat, rhythm, melody, dynamics, tempo, and movement. Developmentally appropriate vocal and instrumental timbres will also be explored. Students will begin to develop rudimentary musicianship skills through vocal, instrumental, movement and listening experiences. Students will also present public vocal performances as educationally and developmentally appropriate.
In the middle and upper grades students will continue to advance and refine the previously learned musical concepts. Musical notations, staff attributes, and sight reading skills will be introduced and refined and students will learn to play more sophisticated classroom instruments. In addition, students will continue to improve their choral skills through canons, rounds, partner songs, and other two part musical selections.