Early Childhood and 1-2 & 3-4 Kehillot Music
Music is everywhere at Schechter - in Tefillah, classrooms, milestone ceremonies and Shabbat ReLish. Our Early Childhood Music Program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the basics of music and a feeling of the joy that music brings to enhance our Jewish experience.
Incorporating both the Orff and Dalcroze methodologies of music education, our students begin to develop a physical awareness, personal expression and experience of music while using all of their senses. Younger students in our Early Childhood program engage in musical dramatization of classical Israeli folk stories which immerse them in the early study of rhythm, movement and musical sounds.
As students move into the 1-4 Kehillot, they learn the fundamentals of music theory through interactive lessons focused on playing together on a variety of instruments allowing students to connect to one another and enjoy the powerful effect of playing in symphony.
Moving to the rhythm of calendar year, music theory is weaved into lessons rich with the music and dances of the Jewish experience, building familiarity with songs and prayers that will mark Shabbat Celebrations, Hanukkah Zemirot and milestone Schechter Siddur, Humash and Havdalah ceremonies.