Music Teachers

Music instruction at Cutchogue East is a resource for expanding students’ experiences beyond their immediate surroundings.  It follows New York State Learning Standards by encouraging students to take pleasure in performing and creating, regardless of their talent or experience.  Our students learn how to utilize tools and resources. They learn to listen, appreciate and comment on music while understanding how music reflects the history and cultures of the world.

Music instruction also helps to tap into the various intelligences children possess.  Studies show that these intelligences most directly addressed in music education programs, are important not only for their own sake, but as vehicles for learning in other areas of study.  Students who take part in music do better on standardized tests in core areas and become more productive and creative thinkers in various professions later in life.

Classroom music includes such things as singing, dancing, moving, instrument playing, listening and analyzing.  All lessons and activities (classroom, chorus and band) support both the NYS Standards and the Common Core Standards with the aim to improve each child’s individual musicianship and overall learning.

Learning Expectations