The music program at Rice Elementary serves all students in grades K5 - 5th. Through singing, listening, moving, creating, playing and reading music, students develop and refine their skills in the music concepts of duration, pitch, tone, color, expression, design and cultural context. These concepts connect directly with the Fine Arts Standards for the state of South Carolina.
Each class has a 50-minute music lesson once each week. My resources include Music Express Magazines (monthly subscription), My Big Campus (online music resource), and Quaver Music (an online music curriculum purchased by our State for Music Educators and students). Furthermore, efforts are always made to integrate music instruction with specific themes being studied in common core areas and multicultural music is presented in all classes throughout the school year.