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.