"The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithetic.....music, dance, painting, and theater area ll keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment"
-William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
Music at C.C. Ring Elementary School:
Students from Kindergarten through 4th Grade will sing, listen, move, and play instruments in music class. All lessons are based on the New York State Music Standards as well as the National Music Standards.
Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd Grade students will play all available classroom instruments including non-pitched percussion and xylophones. 3rd and 4th Grade students will play classroom instruments as well as the recorder.
Additionally, each grade will have the opportunity to participate in a musical performance during the school year.
My goal is that students will develop a life-long love of music! Parents can further cultivate this love of music by spending time with their children listening to different musical styles and composers. Children can also benefit from attending band, orchestra, and choir concerts in the community.