Instruction in the music classroom is focused on four components:
- 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.
- PERFORM – Students demonstrate their learning through a performance given once a year for every grade level.
- 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.
- 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.