Music is an essential part of life and helps us express ourselves. At the elementary level, students are exposed to many opportunities to participate in musical activities. As part of the curriculum, students receive weekly music lessons. These lessons focus on music history, music theory, performance, and proper singing techniques. Students have the opportunity to sing in a chorus concert each year. The upper elementary students also have the opportunity to practice rhythms with drumsticks as part of our Montessori drum ensemble. This provides an additional opportunity for students to perform and grow their musical talents.
Music is also integrated into the classroom curriculum to provide connections between different disciplines, such as history, math, science, and geography. Exposure each year to outside talents includes field trips to Harrison School of the Arts to see musicals and/or band performances. Occasionally, we have guest teachers/speakers who come to Magnolia teach the students about dance and/or other musical connections.