The primary objective of the music program at Our Lady of Grace Catholic School is to help students grow academically, socially, and spiritually. It works to achieve these goals through a variety of hands-on activities that teach music concepts. Music is essential to students’ education and will help them gain skills that are useful in other classes. By starting music from a very young age, students are encouraged to become lifelong learners for the arts.
Music classes are taught following a general music curriculum with students learning about music history, multicultural music, and music theory concepts such as pitch and rhythm. In addition, students learn about and play several instruments. Along with instruments, students in all grades are exposed to singing. In addition, middle school students make use of technology to learn about concepts, use games and activities that supplement music topics, and participate in group projects to encourage collaboration. All of these activities provide a solid foundation for students to enter into high school music programs.