Music is an essential part of life and helps us express ourselves. At the elementary level, students are exposed to many opportunities to participate in musical activities. As part of the curriculum, students receive weekly music lessons, in large and small groups. These lessons focus on music history, music theory, performance, and proper singing techniques. The tone bars, a musical instrument specific to Montessori, is used in combination with the Montessori music curriculum. Music is also integrated into the classroom curriculum to provide connections between different disciplines, such as history, math, science, and geography.
Students are always encouraged to work on individual projects during music studio. Projects have included original compositions, performances, and research on topics specific to their classroom studies. Music ensembles provide exposure each year with exciting performances and workshops from our community. Students also attend field trips to the greater community, such as the North Carolina Symphony and local nursing homes to perform.
Upper Elementary students can also join the band and chorus in addition to classroom music. Both ensembles begin in the 4th year and provide additional opportunities for students to perform and grow their musical talents.
For more information, please contact Adrea Smith, Elementary Music Director.