Music Education at Safety Harbor Montessori Academy
Music classes are designed to create an environment where students can develop their individual musical skills and provide opportunities to practice those skills in solo or group performance. We believe that there is no such thing as a non-musical child, there are just non-musical adults who did not get this practice as children.
The curriculum is designed to best meet the needs and interests of the child and to encourage a lifelong joy of making and appreciating music. Students are introduced to the basic elements of music. Activities like drum circles help internalize concepts like rhythm and tempo, while singing and playing pitched instruments puts into practice the student's knowledge of melody, harmony and notation.
Students learn from the lives and music of composers of the past and also explore more recent trends in music like recording and film music. Creativity is greatly encouraged through activities like composing and visualizing music through art or movement.