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4 students practicing on xylophones 
A bucket of mallets in the music room

Instruction in the music classroom is focused on four components:

  1. CREATE – Students create music by singing and playing on a variety instruments.  In this component, students develop rhythm-reading and note-reading skills, and compose their own music using instruments and technology.
  2. PERFORM – Students demonstrate their learning through a performance given once a year for every grade level. 
  3. RESPOND – Students respond to music in a variety of ways, primarily by movement and games.  Through this component, students develop their understanding of the elements of music.
  4. CONNECT – Students learn to connect their own knowledge and feelings to music, as well as draw connections in music from a variety of cultures.

A typical day in music consists of singing, playing instruments, playing games, moving to music, and incorporating FUN into each lesson and activity.

Krissy Mondelli

Krissy Mondelli

General Music Teacher
Pinewood Elementary