Students participate in music class one or two times per week. Students engage in vocal and physical warm-ups through singing, dancing and a variety of musical activities. The aim of the class is to develop skills such as singing voices, instrument use and care, body coordination through steady-beat, iconic music notation literacy, and preparing for performances. Most of all, music is a place for kindergarteners to have fun while developing their love for music!
Numerous studies have provided evidence that participation in music helps students with a wide variety of academia and cognitive development. Furthermore, music class is an environment that promotes social-emotional learning by providing an outlet to express artistry, teamwork and personal integrity. By offering music classes, schools increase their students’ involvement in the arts, provide a great opportunity for community building, and broaden the world lens of their students by introducing musical cultures from around the world.
For more information about the music program, contact Lukas Selfridge at Lukas.Selfridge@wvsd.org.