Instruction in Music Class aligns with the NC Essential Standards for Music K-5 and integrates with curricula in other subject areas such as math, social studies, science, and language arts. Methods used include the Game Plan curriculum (kid-sounds.com), GuitarCurriculum.com, and the New England Dancing Masters (dancingmasters.com).
All students in grades K-5 engage in singing, playing pitched (Orff) and non-pitched percussion instruments, and movement in music class. Songs, words, and activities are based on the cultural traditions of our school's families and from the continents each grade-level is studying. Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 study guitar. Our classroom is home to a set of 3/4 size classical guitars provided by a grant through the DonorsChoose.org organization.