Music Program

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Children experience music in their classroom as well as in the music room.

Deborah DeGaetano has implemented a music curriculum developed by Anna Maria Maccheroni who worked closely with Dr. Maria Montessori determining how to best lead the children to this great new world. Mrs. DeGaetano visits the children in their classroom and gives lessons to them individually or in small groups. They learn to handle properly, the beautiful bells developed for this curriculum. The bells lend themselves to much sensorial as well as theoretical work. The children eventually learn to read musical notation as they are also learning to read the written word.

In the music room, the children receive exposure to many types of instruments, composers, music and sound. Elementary students learn to play recorders and steel drums. More importantly, the music room allows them to move freely and creatively to all of the above.