"Music is a world within itself With a language we all understand With an equal opportunity For all to sing, dance and clap their hands"
The North Merrick music program provides a variety of "hands-on" musical experiences designed to encourage self-expression, creative performance, and acquisition of major musical elements, such as rhythm, harmony, melody and notation. Through opportunities to sing in small or large choral groups, learn musical notation, and listen to a variety of the finest forms of musical expression, students come to learn about, enjoy and appreciate the world of music. In addition to stimulating the intellectual and emotional growth of students, the music curriculum is designed to contribute to the students' understanding of our American heritage. Every student has many opportunities to "sing, dance and clap their hands" in our music classes, junior and senior choruses, and sixth grade theatre arts productions. Your child’s music education utilizes a menagerie of music education philosophies such as the Orff, Dalcroze, Gordon and Kodaly methods. We would like our students to be "tuneful, beatful and artful," in other words, people who will appreciate and/or participate in music for a lifetime.
The goal of our music classes is to develop a well-rounded musical student. We strive to impart a sense of rhythm, pitch, instrument/vocal technique and music history to all of our students.