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Primary Music

Students in 1st–3rd grades study music once each week for 30 minutes. Credentialed music teachers provide instruction in the basic elements of music and introduce students to music from many cultures. Lessons are sequential and based on the Visual and Performing Arts curriculum standards for California public schools.

Skills taught:

  • Pitch recognition and differentiation
  • Rhythm—pulse—beat
  • Vocal development
  • Music Notation

Activities include:

  • Sing songs
  • Play simple rhythmic instruments
  • Movement—Dance
  • Composition
  • Folk songs and cultural music