TK - 1st grade

Students in TK-1st grade participate in music classes two times per week. All grades explore music through Laurel Hall's large collection of Orff instruments. By the end of 1st grade students can identify all the instruments of a symphony orchestra visually, aurally and via their instrument "families".  Students also have a strong foundation in reading note names and musical notation. Students participate in approximately three performances per year embracing sacred, classical, folk, and pop genres to their fullest capacity.

2nd and 3rd grade

Our second and third grade students attend music class twice a week. Our classes are taught from the Orff perspective. The Orff environment is a comfortable environment that allows for mistakes and promotes creativity. In the Orff approach “all concepts are learned by doing”. Some of the instruments used by our students include xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, drums, pitched and unpitched percussion instruments; and, in third grade, they learn how to use a recorder.

We play games such as Mallet Madness, Recorder Karate, Recorder Baseball and the Line and Space Game to help us learn to read and play music. Our students learn to sing, chant, clap, dance; and pat or snap fingers along to melodies and rhythms. Performance opportunities include the 2nd grade Thanksgiving Feast, grade-level chapel programs, our 2nd -5th grade Christmas Concert, and the 3rd grade presents their own musical each spring.


2nd and 3rd grade

Our second and third grade students attend music class twice a week. Our classes are taught from the Orff perspective. The Orff environment is a comfortable environment that allows for mistakes and promotes creativity. In the Orff approach “all concepts are learned by doing”. Some of the instruments used by our students include xylophones, metallophones, glockenspiels, drums, pitched and unpitched percussion instruments; and, in third grade, they learn how to use a recorder.

We play games such as Mallet Madness, Recorder Karate, Recorder Baseball and the Line and Space Game to help us learn to read and play music. Our students learn to sing, chant, clap, dance; and pat or snap fingers along to melodies and rhythms. Performance opportunities include the 2nd grade Thanksgiving Feast, grade-level chapel programs, our 2nd -5th grade Christmas Concert, and the 3rd grade presents their own musical each spring.