Eighth Grade Music

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The eighth grade music program includes choral singing, playing instruments, and movement games. Explores music theory from different points of view (writing, singing, playing). And, the study of the development of American Music through blues and jazz. FOCUS EXAMPLES: Explores contributions and social conditions of African-Americans through the development of blues and jazz. The philosophy […]

Seventh Grade Music

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The seventh grade music program includes choral singing, playing instruments, and movement games. FOCUS: Explores music theory from different points of view (writing, singing, playing). Cultural study of the contribution of African-Americans from slavery to post-slavery that have influenced our music. FOCUS EXAMPLES: African drumming, work slave songs, spirituals, and the blues song form. ROUTINES: […]

Sixth Grade Music

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FOCUS: The sixth grade music program includes choral singing, playing instruments, and movement games. Explores music theory from different points of view (writing, singing, playing). Includes a diverse perspective of cultures that influenced American music. FOCUS EXAMPLES: Study of African drumming, Mardi Gras Indians, and other cultures that influenced New Orleans; Introduction of traditions specific […]

Fifth Grade Music

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FOCUS: The fifth grade music program includes choral singing, playing instruments, and movement games. Studies include basic music theory. Explores the development of American Music. FOCUS EXAMPLES: African drumming, study of the Harlem Renaissance and contributions of African-Americans to the development of American Music. ROUTINES: Choral warm-ups, music notation, movement games, practice of performance material, […]

Fourth Grade Music

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CONCEPTS: Two-part harmony, up to five-part instrumental ensemble pieces; history of music in American culture. SKILLS: Singing and performing longer and more complex music; ensemble playing; reading and writing on the staff; participating in song-writing activities to create original music.

Third Grade Music

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Concepts: Canons and two-part harmony; complementary rhythms; playing recorders; absolute note names; different meters (2/4, 3/4, 4/4 time). Skills: Singing and performing rounds, learning folk dances; expanding vocal range; learning choral ensemble skills; reading and writing pitch and rhythm, playing and performing on recorders and ukeleles.

Second Grade Music

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Concepts: Beat; rhythm; pitch; rests and melody; music notation; active listening; creative and expressive movement. Skills: Reading and writing rhythm and pitch; choral ensemble skills; playing Orff instruments; structured folk dancing; improvising melodies and movement; participating in song-writing activities to create original music.

First Grade Music

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Concepts: Identifying beat and rhythm; singing; active listening; using  solfège syllables; playing Orff instruments, early music notation; music vocabulary: pitch, tempo, and staff. Skills: Singing, active listening; Dalcroze Eurythmics – reading rhythms and moving to those rhythms; learning and performing songs with choreographed movement; improvisation.

Kindergarten Music

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Concepts: Singing as a form of expression; beat and rhythm; fast/slow, high/low, soft/loud and other comparatives. Skills: Singing; active listening, chanting, and dancing; stepping and clapping a beat, playing Orff instruments, improvising movements, Dalcroze Eurythmics – reading rhythms and moving to those rhythms.

Music Summary

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Live Oak’s Music program seeks to develop in students an affinity for music and dance from around the world, an increased understanding of and ability to express oneself through music and movement, and skills and techniques for reading, writing, and playing music. Classroom activities engage students in the experience of music and movement using percussion […]