June 21, 2020 | Aiko Mauldin
Mustard Seed School has an arts-centered curriculum where music is a daily activity. The program is based in the Kodaly philosophy and focuses on the goals of musical literacy, as well as singing a wide variety of music that is authentic in nature. The music program here at the Seed is a vibrant and ever-evolving entity.
Students will learn musical concepts and skills by:
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!
Each week, students participate in music class twice a week and in the Songsters choral instruction once per week.
In music class, through singing, playing, and listening to folk songs, singing games and other materials students learn:
Musical Literacy – Stick notation, staff notation, sight reading and composition
Expressive singing – Songsters, circle games and dances
Instrumental Work – Orff instruments, boom whackers, hand bells, percussion instruments
Improvisation – Song games, movements, instruments
Performance Skills – Songsters, Las Posadas, Spring Concert
Leadership – Songsters
Songsters is the time where the children learn to sing in choral settings. The Songsters perform at Las Posadas and Spring Concert.