Key Notes


"Music can change the world because it can change people."        - Bono
Welcome back to school! In addition to having some cool music experiences in their home classrooms, Grades K-5 will be making music with Ms. Jenkins on Fridays. Each class will have a 1/2 hour of music instruction and music-making.

Here are some ways you can enrich our TCPS community with music. Can you think of some more?

*Bring in a song , dance , instrument or music-related item , or an interesting fact to share or teach in class !
*Prepare and perform some music for your classmates !
*Invite a musician to come and perform for us.
*Prepare a musical performance for the Spring Show !  This event will be held on the last Friday in May.

See you soon for some music-making :-)
    Ms. Jenkins

The TCPS music curriculum is in accordance with the National Standards for Music Education, although we do not cover all nine standards..
The National Standards for Music Education:

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.