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All students at San Marcos Elementary (grades TK-5) receive a weekly music lesson by a certificated music teacher. Students receive instruction in vocal and instrumental skills, as well as music history and theory.  

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” 
–Plato


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Curriculum: MusicPlay - Themes and Variations

Please visit http://musicplayonline.com for online resources and additional practice.

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Music education benefits students in:

  • Developing focus and attentiveness, while reducing distractibility and impulsivity
  • Enhancing working memory, strategizing, language structures, and auditory processing
  • Creating a classroom of eager, alert children
  • Stabilizing the emotional system, promoting self-monitoring and motivation
  • Cultivating social interactive skills and regard for others while reducing aggression
  • Increasing both spatial awareness and sequential thinking
  • Promoting complex symbolization activities--increasing meaning, understanding, and literacy

 

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