Grade 2 Music

The second grade music program is organized into units that introduce students to specific skills such as beat, dance, note reading, performance, musical styles, the role of the conductor, and singing alone and with others. The heart of all music classes includes a core period of group and solo singing. The units and class time also allow students to explore their natural curiosity and love of music.

Our second grade students will:

  • Learn how to play open strings with pizzicato on violin and cello
  • Read beginning basic notation (such as quarter notes, quarter rests, eighth notes, treble and bass clefs, and open string notes)
  • Perform violin accompaniment to folk songs using pizzicato for the Winter Concert 
  • Learn how to play recorder with proper embouchoure 
  • Listen and learn about various instruments such as oboe, saxophone and clarinet from guest artists
  • Learn how to play ukulele with proper strumming patterns, individual string plucking 
  • Learn how to play drums through call and response 
  • Improve vocal technique and develop tone through vocal warm-ups and exercises 
  • Listen and study music from various cultures