Students learn a variety of songs in their classrooms - fun and seasonal songs, movement, and dance songs as well as songs relating to classroom themes. Each class also has a set of rhythm sticks and instruments. Both half and full-day students perform on stage at the Montessori Program at the end of the year.
First and second level students begin their music studies by developing a large repertoire of simple songs and song-games that reinforce classroom themes. In music class students sing, move, dance, and play rhythm instruments and xylophones as they learn traditional children’s songs from the United States and other parts of the world. Classes focus on joyful celebration of music, vocal expression, tuneful singing, and steady beat.
In addition, Kindergarteners learn to identify and demonstrate the following musical concepts: fast/slow, loud/soft, high/low, short/long, same/different, and smooth/jerky. They also learn to improvise texts and motions to known songs. The Kindergarteners join the Lower School to perform at the Annual Christmas Concert.