Music Curriculum

 Learning Expectations


Grade K

Begin process of finding singing voice and matching pitch.

Learn simple songs appropriate to grade level interest and ability.

Create movements that fit songs.

Keep the beat or pulse of music with clapping, tapping, etc.

Keep the beat of music through movements such as marching, skipping, etc.

Use simple rhythm instruments to keep the beat and recognize their timbre.

Identify concepts such as fast/slow, loud/soft, start/stop, short/long.

Begin to learn simple rhythm patterns.

Begin to learn the solfege syllables and hear the intervals between them.


                                  Grade One

Match or echo tones. 

Begin process of singing in tune in group and as individual

Learn that a melody may go up (higher) or down (lower).

Learn songs appropriate to grade level to create a cumulative repertoire.

Continue to learn simple rhythm patterns and how to notate them.

Reinforce keeping a steady beat.

Learn beginnings of dramatic improvisations.

Echo various clapping patterns.

Learn simple dances and movement games.


Grade Two

Develop awareness of difference between beat and rhythm.

Refine awareness of high and low.

Develop awareness of sound and silence (rests).

Continue building cumulative repertoire and use of rhythm instruments.

Become aware of patterns for use in accompaniments.

Become aware of multiple sounds that can occur together.

Become aware of phrasing and musical form.

Begin to learn musical symbols.

Continue awareness of dynamics, tempo and other elements of music.

Expand knowledge of various instruments of the orchestra.

Begin appreciation of different styles of music.

Continue refinement of movement and dramatization skills.

Continue solfege and interval recognition including performance of same.