Beverly Elementary Instrumental Music Program

    Welcome to the website for the elementary instrumental music program in Beverly, MA! The aim of this site is to answer some general questions you may have about our program.

    Students in the Beverly Public Schools attend general music classes throughout elementary school, and once they reach the 3rd grade they may begin their instrumental music journey if they choose. For more information on our general music program, please see the "BPS Music Program" section on the left under "District Resources".

    In the third grade is when students may begin learning a string instrument through our program, and when they reach the fourth grade they may also decide if they’d like to play a band instrument. Students may benefit from joining an instrumental group as it not only builds individual work ethic through consistent practicing, but also builds camaraderie, social development, and teamwork in the full-ensemble settings. Musical ensembles and lessons provide an affective way for students to express themselves, and they are able to explore and develop their self-confidence through group and individual performances. Playing an instrument involves kinesthetic, emotional, social, and aurally aesthetic aspects. Involvement in a musical group where students are able to create music through performance provides a means of exploring music in-depth by providing them the opportunity to delve into the mechanics and technical aspects of it, but also allowing them the chance to experience the nuances that come with being involved in the creating and performance process. Students not only learn to play their instrument, but also learn to listen critically to themselves and one another, as well as create their own music.

    Please feel free to contact either of us with any questions you may have that this site does not answer for you. We look forward to the possibility of teaching your students!

Sincerely,
Ms. Carr


Ms. Carr                                                                Ms. Nguyen
Elementary Band Teacher                                   Elementary Strings Teacher
Beverly Public Schools                                         Beverly Public Schools
(978) 921-6130 x. 268                                            978-921-6126 x. 104
acarr@beverlyschools.org                                   knguyen@beverlyschools.org