Concepts covered in K-8 music classes are rhythm, tempo, pitch, expression, melody and form. All grades also learn music theory, liturgical music, cultural music and different musical styles. Working with each grade level, I strive to implement current curriculum in core subjects within the music class whenever possible.
It is my belief that every child has musical ability. Music is a vital part of the student academic experience. Musical education is an important component of a student’s learning and success. Music gives the students a chance for self-expression, which helps build self-esteem. Teamwork skills are enhanced when they work as a group to bring a musical masterpiece together. Music is a gift from God to be treasured, nurtured and encouraged to grow.