Kindergarten is a year of musical exploration in which I address the following musical skills and concepts that include responding to music, creating music, performing music and connecting music to ourselves and the world around us.
Introduction to instruments of the orchestra and hand-held rhythmic percussion instruments
Fast and Slow music (Presto - Largo) and Loud and Soft music (Piano - Forte)
Learning to keep a steady beat and reading rhythmic note values using Du and Du De as quarter and eighth note rhythms
Singing Voice vs. Speaking Voice
The Music Scale
Many, many songs to sing including holiday, patriotic, nursery rhymes and songs to sing just for fun!
Many, many movement activities that relate to concepts being taught and songs being sung