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First Grade Music


First graders build on the skills learned in Kindergarten. Basic music reading is introduced, and the students continue building a repertoire of songs. Movement and instrumental exploration continues in first grade. Music class focuses on the following main concepts:

  • Singing and Identifying Sol, Mi, and La
  • Reading, Writing, and Performing Quarter Notes, Eighth Notes, and Quarter Rests
  • Analyzing and Describing Musical Form
  • Reading and Writing Sol, Mi, and La on a Staff
  • Reading and Writing Standard Music Notation
  • Reading, Writing, and Performing Quarter Rests
  • Understanding Music Around the World

The first graders perform in a music concert each spring.