Welcome to music at Blacklick Elementary!

Oliver Wendell Holmes said
"Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. 
You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body." 

Welcome to general music classes Blacklick Elementary where we
IMMERSE ourselves in musical experiences with the goal of developing musical literacy and a life-long passion to participate in music. 
GENERAL MUSIC ... what is "GENERAL" music?? It sounds incredibly dull, doesn't it? On the contrary, when you step into room 61, you will see a flurry of focused activity. We sing, we dance,, (and move in many other creative ways), we play games of all sorts, we play instruments of all kinds, we listen, we read, we write, we create, we improvise...we learn how to become thoughtful and skilled as musicians.

Our general music curriculum addresses all of the National Standards
and is developed around 3 key components:
  1. music literacy             
  2. "doing music" activities
  3. "about music" activities
These 3 elements will look very different from grade level to grade level, and I hope you will take the time to browse the curriculum overview, which lays out in more detail the learning objectives and activities which will take place throughout the year.
Here's to an exciting and successful 2017-2018 school year together at Blacklick!

In addition to our experiences in the classroom, students from 1st through 5th grades have opportunity to perform at significant events throughout the school year. Please refer to the performance schedule for specific performance dates.
You are most welcome to join us!

Contact information:
Susan Van Dop
Blacklick Elementary
6540 Havens Corners Rd
Blacklick, Ohio 43004
(614) 759-5100