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Mrs. Andrea Reno
Music education is part of weekly learning for all students PreK-5th with music classes that are hands-on, developmentally appropriate, and based on the NYS standards for music education.
In early childhood, the focus is on the development of a healthy natural singing voice, a sense of steady beat, creative and expressive movement, playing classroom percussion instruments, and listening experiences. These are the building blocks of good musicianship and further music study. PreK students sing at an annual Christmas performance and at the end of the school year.
In the elementary grades, students learn the skills of good musicianship and music literacy through singing, playing classroom instruments, expressive movement (including folk dances and circle games), and listening experiences comprised of music from a wide variety of genres, time periods, and cultures. K-5 students participate in annual Christmas and Spring Concerts, including a performance at Colonie Center Mall.