Elementary Artistic Explorations

Elementary Music Grades PreK-5th

In the elementary grades, music is an important enrichment component included as a weekly class.  Each grade level will take part in a performance production as part of their music experience, either at Christmas or Springtime.

Objective

This year the Elementary music department will be taking more of a music appreciation approach to music. We will be taking an introductory look at musical theory. This will consist of understanding the notes on a staff, different rhythm notes, and different note values. The understanding of such things is critical to the introduction of music reading.

The Creator of All

We will begin the class by teaching the students the spiritual aspects of music. At Pine Castle Christian Academy we believe that the beginning of great wisdom comes by fearing the Lord and having great respect for His creations. With that knowledge in mind it is understood that music should be used to glorify Him and Him alone.

Composers

We will also be taking a look at different composers of the last century, understanding who they were and how their music affected the music of today. We will also be taking a close look at their various styles.

Playing Instruments

The students will be learning how to play the guitar/Ukulele as well as the recorder. These are great starter instruments for young musicians that are learning how to read and navigate through music.

We will be conducting a study on various instruments, Instrument families as well as instruments that are used throughout different cultures. We also will be learning how to play a few of these instruments.

Artistic Explorations -  3rd-5th Grades

As students mature in their knowledge and understanding of music and the arts, PCCA is pleased to complement the enrichment program with additional explorations of the arts.  Once per week, the students participate in the following programs for a 9-week time period with a performance in chapel at the end of the grading period.

Rhythm N Bang 

The Rhythm N Bang class is dedicated to teaching students challenging rhythmic movements, dances and sounds, all of which are used to create one unified presentation.  This class will focus on team building strategies with the element of music as its vehicle.  Students will learn how to work together as one unit or group.  They will learn that though there are many different sounds moving at one time they can all flow together to create one song, presentation, or sound.

Worship Arts  

Worshipping God can be done in many ways. We worship God in our giving, by caring for others, doing our best in all things, and by bringing people into worship through performance in the arts. For a nine week period, your child will have the opportunity to learn “Tubular Worship and Flags”, a form of worship that uses twirling to music to glorify God. This enrichment class also gives students the opportunity to work as a team.

Sign Language

Students will be studying the art of sign language.  We will use sign language techniques to accompany music.  The students will learn how to use sign language as a form of worship and a tool to communicate with others that have special needs.