Grade 2 Music

Students at the second grade level will be learning musical concepts based off of a combination of Dr. John M. Feierabend's "First Steps in Music" curriculum, and the philosophies of music education pedagogue Zoltan Kodaly. By combining these two pedagogies, students are given the tools to continue their music learning from the kindergarten and first grade levels of "First Steps in Music," while also starting the beginning stages of reading and writing musical notation using methods from Kodaly.
The ultimate goal is that by the completion of the second grade year, students will take their knowledge of rhythmic concepts from grade 1, their new knowledge of melodic concepts from grade 2, and combine them together to promote the foundations of true music literacy learning that will begin at the start of grade 3.