Northside Elementary offers a general music program which is directed by a certified music specialist and is available to all children in kindergarten through fifth grade. All students receive 55 minutes of music each week. Our music teacher is Mr. Alex Helms.
Students are expected to participate and make use of the small amount of time to accomplish many objectives.
There are a large collection of songs which are considered the core materials for music. The students will be using Quaver's Marvelous World of Music as well as other supplemental materials, seasonal songs, and instruments throughout the year. We focus on steady beat, rhythm, and melody.
Music is a chance for the students to explore their different gifts and talents. It gives each child the opportunity to have fun and develop a positive attitude towards music and themselves.
It is our goal that each child develops:
- An appreciation of the arts and a love for music
- The ability to participate in the creative processes of music
- An understanding of musical symbols, terminology and basic music theory
If you have any particular area of expertise in the field of music and the arts that you would like to share with the students, please let us know.