The music room is buzzing!
There is music in the heart of every child!
♪♪ Music at Mt. Lebanon School ♪♪
Music is a subject with its own unique skills and knowledge, a respected repertoire of quality literature, an advanced system of notation and literacy, and a challenging form of cognition. Scientifically, music is an auditory symbol system that the brain conceives as spatial-temporal reasoning. The brain organizes the elements of pitch, rhythm, timbre and harmony in neurological pathways that cannot be replicated in any other manner. Historically, musical expression is an innate human activity that bridges cultures and time.*
* New Hampshire Curriculum Framework for the Arts
Music is all these things, but most of all, Music is Art. It allows the human being to take all these dry, technically boring (but difficult) techniques and use them to express emotion.
We provide music instruction to all students so they can develop the skills necessary to understand music as a form of expression. We try to expose them to a great variety of musical experiences. Many students will continue to make music throughout their lives. Others will develop a greater appreciation of the music of others. But hopefully all of us will find our lives enriched by music.