6th Grade General Music

  • 6th Grade students in general music will take one quarter of World Music and Percussion and one quarter of Piano Keyboard Lab. During the World Music quarter, students will study music from various cultures around the world with special emphasis on percussion instruments in many cultures. Students will receive hands-on, interactive music instruction on a variety of percussion instruments. Lessons are in-depth and focus on state and national standards in music. Students are exposed to listening experiences that broaden their knowledge of the elements of music. In the Piano Keyboard Lab, students learn basic piano skills, music notation and reading, listening skills and music composition. It is a unique opportunity for middle school students to express their creativity through electronic media and technology. Lessons are designed according to the student's experience and ability, and allow students to progress at their own speed. The keyboard lab is a highly motivational learning tool found at very few schools throughout the state.