About Our Classroom

Students in the music classroom learn a great deal over the six years that they are in music classes. Over the course of each year the students explore ten essential elements of music at each level, kindergarten through fifth grade.

  • Beat
  • Tempo
  • Dynamics
  • Instrumentation
  • Style
  • Rhythm
  • Meter
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Format  

The experience of these elements of music become more detailed and complex with each continuing year as the curriculum is a spiral curriculum and uses scaffolded instruction to be sure there is reinforcement at each level. The elements of music are experienced through all genres of music, teaching multicultural and traditional music to give each student a well rounded experience in the music room. The South Amboy Music Curriculum complies with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Standards.