Music classes at Saint Pius X center on music literacy and appreciation for a wide variety of cultures and genres of music. In the elementary grades, classes focus heavily on singing and pitch development with the use of Kodaly methodologies, reading and creating rhythms, and music play. In the middle grades, classes focus more on exploration of instruments with the use of Orff techniques, recorders, and piano keyboards. Students are required to apply previous knowledge of rhythm into practice, as well as learning to read notes on the staff. Mass music, music history, composers, vocabulary, and styles are interwoven into the curriculum for all grades throughout the school year. Beginning in third grade, students are allowed to join an extra-curricular school choir that meets weekly after school to continue their vocal training and love for singing.
Meet Our Teacher
Ms. Amanda Hyams
Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Northern Kentucky University