The Lower School music program is designed to encourage children’s natural enthusiasm for music. For many children, this is their first experience with any type of structured music class. Students learn to recognize and demonstrate the basic musical elements of melody, rhythm, harmony, texture, tempo, dynamics, timbre, and form. Through singing, moving, playing instruments, creating music, and guided listening, children discover and develop their musical abilities. Students begin to learn how to read and write music these skills prepare students to play ukuleles in third grade. Students are exposed to different styles of music from different genres, cultures, and composers through listening as well as music activities.