In third grade, students learn to play the recorder. Recorder is a pre-band/orchestra instrument. Playing the recorder allows students to easily transition into the instrumental program that begins in 4th grade. The recorder unit places a large emphasis on notation (reading sheet music), as well as proper technique necessary for success on a wind instrument.
Students are required to bring their recorder and music to every music class.
We also continue to learn music through singing, moving, and playing other percussion instruments.
"When words leave off, music begins."