• Welcome to Music!

                       Music instruction at Guilford Elementary is provided for all students in grades K through 5. All Students attend a 50-minute class once per week. Music class activities encompass four general areas: singing, listening, moving and playing classroom instruments. Instructional content includes the musical elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, form, tone color, and expression. Lessons on orchestral instruments, music history and multicultural music are also included in the curriculum, as well as opportunities for creativity. 
                        The music room is equipped with a variety of instruments: acoustic and electronic keyboards (primarily for teacher use); numerous traditional and multicultural unpitched percussion instruments; pitched percussion instruments such as xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, tone chimes and bell sets; classroom string instruments such as autoharps and baritone ukuleles. Students will use our online music curriculum, Quaver, as well as the texts  SHARE THE MUSIC, published by Macmillan/McGraw Hill and MAKING MUSIC by Silver Burdett.