In music class, kindergartners sing, play instruments, listen and move to music.
How you can help at home: Your first-grader listens to music and then draws a picture that illustrates how the music makes her feel.
In a rich music program, second graders develop their understanding of pitch and melody, play instruments and learn about famous musicians.
Third graders sing, move to music, and begin to play simple melody instruments. They also learn how instruments work together in an orchestra.
With budgetary blues playing all over the nation, music programs are getting silenced. Use this guide to bring music education back to your child's school.
Recent research underscores how playing an instrument (sooner than later) bolsters kids' academic, social, and emotional lives.
Banging pots and pans drives home the basics of musical beat for youngsters.
Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners spell out musical grammar for first- and second-graders.
When you use glasses of water as musical instruments, your child learns about pitch.
Teaching middle-schoolers the musical staff is easy with this primer on music literacy.