Music and Performing
In the primary grades, the children are active learners. Through echo songs and patterns, children are encouraged to find their singing voices and learn to sing in tune. The children respond naturally to listening activities by moving, singing, or playing along. Rhythm patterns are learned aurally, followed by notation experiences. Using the Orff-Schulwerk Process, primary level children participate in vocal and instrumental musical games that encourage them to discover the many ways in which they can communicate through music.