K-4
Kindergarten thru 4th grade will cover many musical concepts, from basic music theory through rhythmic and musical notation, to basic composition skills with both rhythmic and melodic patterns. They will also be using their voices while we practice different vocalization techniques. Each student will have a chance to sing, play, and perform to help me determine how much they will be able to handle the following year.

5-8
5th thru 8th grade will start to cover more complex musical concepts, still from basic music theory through rhythmic and musical notation, to more complex composition writing using different rhythmic and melodic patterns. They will also be using their voices while we practice different styles of singing from basic scales to rapping. They will be asked to create music both individually and in groups. Each student will be asked to sing, play and perform to also help me determine how much they will be able to handle the following year. I will be working with many of the teachers to create lessons that will allow the kids to utilize the skills they learn in my classroom and incorporate them into learning other subjects. We will have a rap contest by grade, jam sessions, and reports on different influential composers throughout music history, just to name a few.