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Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum:
Music

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The music program at the San Francisco School is based on Orff-Schulwerk, an internationally recognized approach to music and movement education. This practice begins from the premise that every child is innately musical and naturally loves to sing, dance, and play.

Children come to music once a week to exercise their musical imagination through activities in rhythmic speech, games, movement, folk dance and Orff instrument ensemble. An additional weekly singing time teaches both song repertoire and group music making skills.

The preschool child's way of knowing is playful, exploratory, tactile and inquisitive. Orff's emphasis on both imitation and improvisation celebrates these musical tendencies, while also building the foundation for future development. Classroom teachers support and enhance these musical goals by incorporating music into the curriculum: Playing classics, jazz, and ethnic music during class time; teaching songs, finger plays, rhymes and poems; scheduling instrumental and vocal performances by staff, parents and guest artists, and permitting special times for free dancing during celebrations.











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