Music Curriculum

Welcome to the Valley School Music Department!

“Music is all around us, all we have to do is listen…”


Elementary Music Coordinator/Middle School Music Teacher: Sara Greenberg

Email: sgreenberg@valleyschool.com

Elementary Music Teacher: Jared Canchola

Email: jcanchola@valleyschool.com

 

TK:
Exploring Music!
This class will explore different types of vocal music, allowing the students to both be exposed to music and get involved in the music.  This class will perform in both the Winter and Spring Programs.

Kindergarten:
Exploring Music!
This class will explore different types of vocal music, allowing the students to both be exposed to music and get involved in the music.  This class will perform in both the Winter and Spring Programs.

1st-5th Grade:
Vocal Technique
This class will both provide the fundamentals of vocal technique (vocal warm ups, breathing exercises, and song repertoire), and will provide an introductory foundation of how to properly use our voice, while singing to some of our favorite class songs!  This class will also implement both music theory and music history.  These classes will explore the genres of music, such as Jazz, Classical, Musical Theater and World Music.  These classes will perform in both the Winter and Spring Programs.


6th & 8th Grade
Music Appreciation:
This class will explore a variety of different musical topics, including: Musical Notation, Vocal Technique, Music History, and Music Theory. This is a 20 week course and will meet once each day, during the student’s given elective period. This class will contain a performance emphasis, that will allow the students to both perform and participate in the Winter and Spring Programs. This class is sure to be both a fun and creative way for students to gain an appreciation for all of the different aspects of music!


7th Grade:
Music History:
This class will explore the world of Music History! This is a 10 week course and will meet once each day, during the student’s given elective period. Our Music History Course will explore the beginnings of music, such as Gregorian Chant and Classical Music, all the way to Modern Music.  This class will contain a performance emphasis, that will allow the students to both present and perform  in a special Music History Event.  This class is sure to be both a fun and creative way for students to gain an appreciation and knowledge of all of the different aspects of music throughout history! This class will follow the W.W. Norton style curriculum.

CLICK HERE to see pictures of our musical performances throughout the year!

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