The music curriculum at The Salisbury School uses music techniques, theory, technology, performance and composition to create a diverse musical education for all Lower School students. Students attend two weekly classes and are encouraged to explore their musical talents through singing, instruments, theory, movement, and desk work.
Music theory concepts start as early as kindergarten and gradually develop throughout the years. All students can properly read music notation by the second grade. This advanced skill set is imperative when entering the third grade where instruction on the recorder is introduced.
The Salisbury School offers all fourth and fifth grade students the opportunity to attend weekly band classes. The skills carried through from their early music education provides a smooth transition to instrumentation. Students opting out of band class may continue General Music where they start an intense curriculum on the history of Broadway, Rock and Roll, composers, and advanced theory.
Every grade, Pre-K through fifth, is given numerous opportunities throughout the academic year to work on their performance skills during in-school, after-school, and community concerts.
Starting in first grade The Salisbury School offers Chorus as an extracurricular activity. Chorus, like band, spans all three divisions and aids in the development of musical skills that your child will carry throughout his or her life.