Music Curriculum in Kindergarten through Grade 5

Keith Country Day School’s Music Education Curriculum incorporates the Music TEKS (Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills) and the National Standards of Music.  Students learn to listen to various styles of music, focusing on what they are listening to, and to identify, describe, and categorize a myriad of sounds. Using correct vocabulary, Lower School students identify attributes of sound such as:

  • Dynamics
  • Pitch
  • Timbre
  • Melodic and harmonic properties of notes played or sung at the same time
  • Music forms
  • Rhythm and beat
  • Duration
  • Silence, the absence of sound

Lower School students experience music by listening, reading, writing, speaking, chanting, singing, playing, moving, and creating.  The basic elements provide a foundation for advance development as students sing, play, compose, improvise, and evaluate music and musical performances.  To enable all students to realize their musical potential, and in order to prepare children for lives of meaning and purpose, a well-rounded, solid music program based on sequentially-based content knowledge and skills is implemented.  Please feel free to contact me by email with any questions!

Marissa Meyer
Grades K-4 Music Teacher