ECC - Grade 2
During these early years, the focus in music class is on developing a sense of beat and tonality while having fun singing songs, playing games, and moving to music. These skills provide a foundation for reading, writing and performing from standard rhythmic and melodic notation in upper elementary years.
Grade 3 - Grade 5
In third grade, students begin learning recorder, and in fourth grade the students further hone their recorder skills. The fifth graders explore more advanced pieces on the barred Orff instruments and learn their first chords on baritone ukelele in the spring. Throughout the year, students are invited to bring in instruments they are studying outside of class (strings, wind instruments, etc.) to add to music class projects and grade level dramatic performances.