According to the Music Educators National Association, the following are the national standards for elementary music education in the public classroom:
1. Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
2. Performing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.
3. Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
4. Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.
5. Reading and notating music.
6. Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.
7. Evaluating music and music performances.
8. Understanding relationships between music, the other arts, and disciplines outside the arts.
9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.
Students will work on these concepts from Pre-Kindergarten up until sixth grade using music that moves from the most simple steady beat to more complex rhythm patterns and three part harmonies.
Ask your student what they experienced in music class today, their musicianship is growing!