The Arts Education curriculum strives to galvanize students’ artful habits of mind through engaged arts learning. The curriculum includes a general arts program as well as four core discipline-specific programs — dance, drama, music, and visual arts — that capture the language, activities, and experiences unique to each of those disciplines. The general art program is woven into Humanities 9. As an additional course, students have a choice of exploring a variety of arts disciplines – dance, drama, music and visual arts.
In this course, students gain the skills and knowledge to help develop their guitar “toolbox.” This is the ultimate beginners’ course covering everything from how to play, guitar maintenance, a history of the instrument and the nuances of music theory.
The focus of the course is to ensure students new to the guitar discover the joys of playing music.
In Guitar 11, students will gain an even broader understanding of music and the guitar’s place in history. Students will refresh their theory knowledge, as well as begin learning about sheet music and how to write their own music. Over our 44 lessons/assessments students will competently learn about the scales, notes and modes of the guitar, and learn how to combine their knowledge of theory with
In Guitar 12, students will learn the more intricate workings of music, such as how to develop themselves as artists after high school.
Guitar 12 students will learn more about music theory and reading/writing sheet music as they dive deeply into learning and playing new material and studying existing music for inspiration.
This course, enhanced with video and graphic supports, is an ideal introductory course for beginner piano players. Students will become familiar with the instrument.
Musical elements, principles, vocabulary and theory are presented throughout the course. Students are encouraged to develop and refine their skills, while taking creative risks.
Piano 11 is an ideal course for students with some piano experience and skills. Techniques and terminology, as well as lessons are presented through video and graphic supports.
It is expected students will explore a variety of contexts and develop their expressive skills while playing the piano. The history of musical genres is featured in the course.
Piano 12 is a suitable course for students who have a strong understanding of piano terminology, theory, and skills. Students will analyze and study music to identify practice strategies.
Musical language is presented so students will be able interpret a musician’s use of technique and composition. Cultural, global and historical topics feature in this course, supported by audio and graphics within the lessons..