- Preschool music starts in the home classroom, where students learn new and traditional songs. Each Preschool classroom is equipped with a set of musical instruments and a CD player.
- Twice a week, students participate in twenty-minute music and movement classes that integrate songs, finger play, and movement activities. Students are introduced to basic concepts of voice projection and stage performance.
- In addition to classroom-based musical experiences, Junior Kindergarten students have two twenty-minute periods with a specialist music teacher each week. Music and movement are used to help students build an understanding of steady beat and rhythm and to increase abilities to mimic tone and pitch.
- Students develop an understanding of melody through singing as a group and in solo, duet, and trio forms.
- Dance and movement activities enhance musical and spatial awareness.
- Students develop performance etiquette such as following teacher instruction, using correct vocal projection, and demonstrating proper stage presence.
- Continued exposure to a varied repertoire of traditional and familiar songs provides opportunities for development of pitch recognition and breath control.
- Warm-up exercises for the voice, correct body alignment, voice projection, and dynamics are introduced.
- Students develop an awareness of themselves as both creators and performers of music as they explore the world of songwriting, performing, and group singing.