Music

Our music program consists of two music lessons per class per week, which allows our professional musician / music teacher, Gerry Hirschfeld, to offer two different approaches.  He also collaborates with classroom teachers to help them bring music into all curricula, from math to language arts, as studies repeatedly show that learning about music enhances all learning.

One class a week is dedicated to a three-part lesson in Music Appreciation and Fundamentals focusing on Composers, Music Theory, and World Music.  During the second weekly class, Mr. Gerry offers Vocal Chorus, which is the training in tone, form, dynamics, phrasing, ear training, and sight singing fundamentals.  Twice a year, students have the opportunity to perform with their peers in a music performance, singing the songs they have learned in Vocal Chorus.