Music

Connecting music to the hearts of children is essential in the overall development of children. Basic elements of music are expressed through singing and playing rhythm instruments such as resonator bells, hand drums, auto harp, and tone chimes.  Every child can grow, learn, and improve, no matter what their natural talent may be.  It is our desire to help each child to develop a love for music, and to use the talents God has given them to honor and glorify Him.  We can all “make a joyful noise unto the Lord”! (Psalm 100:1-2) 

Objectives:
  • Teach the basic elements of music – Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Form
  • Teach expressive elements of music – Tempo, Dynamics
  • Prepare the students to read music for vocal and instrumental performance
  • Teach basic singing techniques – Posture, Breathing, Tone, Diction
  • Train the students in performance etiquette – Stage presence, Facial expression
  • Teach the instrument families – Woodwinds, Strings, Brass, Percussion
  • Teach music history – Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Classic, Romantic, 20th Century, using music of famous composers
  • Provide quality listening material as examples of vocal and instrumental technique
  • Teach students hymns and the stories behind them
  • Instill in the students a desire to use music to worship and honor God and our country
Methods and Approaches:
  • Weekly music class for teaching and singing and playing instruments
  • K-2nd grade rhythm instruments
  • 3rd-4th grade recorders, resonator bells, and auto harp
  • 5th-6th grade tone chimes
  • Band rehearsal twice a week for 5th-6th graders who sign up for band
  • Chapel performances
  • Praise music and solos
  • Salute to Veterans
  • Christmas Concert
  • Fine Arts Showcase
  • SCISA Music Festival
  • Evaluations for solos, ensembles, and choirs
And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3