Welcome to Music at Canyon Creek!
Mr. Gray, Miss McLain and Ms. Baeskens
Canyon Creek Music Education Philosophy
Canyon Creek Elementary is a firm believer in the power of music education. Studies show that music improves students’ brain power, motor skills, social aptitude, and so much more. In the Music Department at CCE, from kindergarten through fifth grade, we focus our attention on four main pillars:
2) Playing (instruments)
Aligning our curriculum with the National Standards for Music Education (established by the National Association for Music Education – NAfME), as well as the Washington State EALRs for the arts (Essential Academic Learning Requirements), we learn the basics of music-reading, music notation, and music vocabulary, and we develop musical skills as we get in touch with our “inner musician!” Learning is done through song, dance, aural exercises, barred instruments, auxiliary percussion, African drumming, recorders, guitars, and so much more!
“For through this gift to humankind,
We each to all belong;
It’s music that has joined us
In life’s sweet master song.
From the valleys and from hilltops,
From sea to shining sea,
Let earth resound with music,
And life the richer be."
– Betty Bertaux