The LS music curriculum supports children’s natural love of music and the development of their musical skills. In the 4-5s through 7-8s, classes use singing and movement as a way to help children understand musical concepts through a wide variety of musical styles. In the 8-9s and 9-10s, students transition into Upper School Chorus, where they deepen their understanding of communal singing traditions and choral music. 8-9s and 9-10s also learn to play the recorder, and work on building a practice routine at home. Emphasis is placed on exploring the cultural backgrounds and histories of the songs we sing, while using music as a tool for expression and community building. Students also learn the basics of music notation and how to identify and play instruments in small groups.
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