Music: From Classics to Contemporary
Research demonstrates that as with visual art, music enhances brain function and emotional health. The Newtown Friends music program appreciates those benefits, and gives students multiple opportunities for expression and involvement.
NFS students discover a broad range of musical expression as they learn to read music, sing, dance, and perform. Through exposure to a variety of musical forms and periods from the Renaissance to rock and roll, they build confidence, improve listening skills, and discover new passions. Our music curriculum stems from the music education philosophies of Zoltan Kodaly, Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and Orff Schulwerk. In addition to periodic assembly and holiday meeting for worship performances, all students in kindergarten through sixth grade present a music show during the year.