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Our Elementary music program is taught by two specialist teachers in a dedicated music room in the Fine Arts Center. The core curriculum draws upon the Orff and Kodaly approaches that aim to engage and educate the whole child through a variety of learning experiences including movement, dance, song, rhythm, speech, composition and music analysis. The French School section is integrated with the International School section for all music lessons.

Students explore and use a wide variety of instruments in Grades 1-4 including Orff instruments, classroom percussion instruments and recorders. From Grade 5, students learn music theory based on the Trinity Guildhall Theory of Music syllabus. They also take part in Beginner Band and are given the opportunity to specialize in a woodwind / brass / percussion instrument. Private instrumental tuition is offered in our after school Private Lesson program which utilizes the London Trinity Guildhall curriculum. Piano and Violin lessons are also available to students. For more information regarding the Private Lesson program, please contact Mr. Jeffrey Griggs directly at jgriggs@stmaur.ac.jp.

Currently, the following Elementary Music programs are offered and taught by:

  • Ms. Lee – General Music (Gr. 1-4), Music Theory (Gr. 5)
  • Ms. Lee – Elementary Choir (Gr. 3, Gr. 4, Gr. 5)
  • Mr. Griggs – Beginner Band (Gr. 5), Oversees the Private Instrumental Program