If you were to come to music class at Rum River, you would find us singing, playing instruments, writing rhythms, and reading music. We are learning about the elements of music, primarily melody, rhythm, and form. To do this we read rhythms and pitches and even create our own songs! All of this leads us to music literacy and the best literacy tools are Orff instruments and recorders. While we work hard learning, we also take time to have fun through singing games!
"Rhythm develops attention, concentration, determination and the ability to condition oneself. Melody opens up the world of emotions. Dynamic variation and tone color sharpen our hearing. Singing finally, is such a many-sided physical activity that its effect in physical education is immeasurable."