September 21, 2022 | Emily Ford Sytsma
Mustard Seed School has an arts-centered curriculum where music is a daily activity. The program is based on the Kodály philosophy and focuses on the goals of musical literacy, as well as singing a wide variety of music that is authentic in nature.
What happens in music classes?
Students will develop musical concepts and skills by:
Doing: Creating, Performing and Participating in the Arts.
Knowing: Knowing and Using Arts Resources and Materials.
Listening: Responding to and Analyzing works of art.
Understanding: Understanding the Cultural dimensions and contributions of the arts.
In other words, every game, song, dance we do in music will lead students to become a true musician who can read, write, and enjoy music in every way!
What’s going on in first grade music?
In first grade the students receive two formal music classes (30 minutes each) every week. Through singing, playing, listening to, reading and writing folk songs, singing games and other materials students will develop:
This post is written by Lower School Music Teacher, Aiko Mauldin