Grades K-5 will have general music class once (sometimes twice a week)
Each grade has specific actions and content that will be focused on and learned. All information taught aligns with the NAfME(National Association for Music Education) Standards as well as the Michigan Core Standards. Students will learn information that will be presented in a variety of ways in order to reach all types of different learning style.
NAfME standards can be found here
Michigan Music Standards can be found here
Some activities that students participate in include, but are not limited to: Understanding the Kodaly and Orff systematic approach to learning (xylophones/hand signs). Composition, Improvisation and Ensemble Skills.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in various activities that support the standards. Some activities involve using musical instruments throughout the room, as well as possible body percussion or movements.
The curriculum pacing guide that will be followed for Elementary Music is located here
If there are any questions regarding general music, please feel free to contact Mr. Clark via email or phone:
(906)483-2132 Ext 319