Students (Kindergarten-6th grade) meet once a week for 30 minutes for music class. During this time, students work on a variety of musical activities – some that span all grades and some that are more age specific.
The students continue to develop their musicianship through many activities. They learn to read rhythms, notes on the treble and bass clef, and other musical notation. They continue to develop their singing voices as independent singers, and also learn about instrument families, different musicians and composers, and many other aspects of music. Students play instruments, learn dances, and sing lots of songs!
As the students get older, they continue to work on reading music and rhythms and start to add more complicated aspects of music. They start singing in harmony and singing independent parts. They look at music history and the relationship between music and different cultures and study different musical periods and styles.
All students prepare for monthly All School Masses, and our K-4th graders perform in our annual Christmas Sing.
Overall, students work on basic music skills. The goal of the music program at St. Thomas is to provide students with an understanding of music that will aid them in future musical endeavors and create an appreciation for music in students that will last a lifetime!