Welcome to Music at Aldie Elementary!Welcome to another exciting year of music at Aldie Elementary!The music program is a vital component to the community of learners at Aldie Elementary School. There are a number of musical events planned for this year. Parents will be notified about specific times and dates and programs will also appear on the Aldie School Calendar.Students in grades K-5 receive music instruction twice a week, for thirty minutes each time. Music classes will be on Mondays and Thursdays this year. The music curriculum focuses instruction on the Core Education Curriculum and the National Music Standards which include: Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture, Form, Expression, Timbre, Genre, Movement, Technology, Vocabulary.Musical elements are taught through singing, playing, moving and improvising, during music lessons. Students learn to read and write musical notation. Describing and analyzing music are two more important skills taught as well as active listening. The use and development of the singing voice is vital component of the music program. Students will have the opportunity to play the world music drums, recorder, xylophone and a variety of percussion instruments. Cultural music is another main component in music class. In addition, all students will learn about the lives and music of composers and performers.All skills are taught in a planned, sequential order to maximize each child's success while using the array many wonderful music materials available in the music room. Music lessons are planned in accordance with National Music Standards, Virginia State Standards and the objectives found in Loudoun County's Elementary Music curriculum.NATIONAL STANDARDS FOR MUSIC EDUCATION1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.5. Reading and notating music.6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.7. Evaluating music and music performances.8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
Last Modified on September 10, 2015