Music

“Music, according to widespread tradition, was the first language, the language God spoke to create the universe.” –Peter Kreeft, Boston College

In keeping with the philosophy of education at Saint Columbkille, the music program provides students the opportunity to understand the different elements of music: 7 basic elements of music: melody, harmony, rhythm, tone, form, tempo and dynamics. Students learn to read, write and perform music, vocally, with instruments, as soloists, and in groups. Students’ ability to read, understand, and perform different forms of music will develop as they progress through the grade levels.

The music program at Saint Columbkille encompasses four main components:

  • In-school music classes for all grade levels, Pre-K through 8th grade.
  • Extracurricular clubs that allow students to explore further in music and expand their musical skill sets.
  • An after school fee based lesson program for those students who would like to gain proficiency on specific instruments.
  • Students come together in various ensembles throughout the course of the week.  For example, school band, select choir,  and junior choir.

For information on the Extracurricular and Fee-based lessons, please see below or contact musicprogram@stcps.org.

INSTRUMENTAL AND VOICE CLASSES (STUDENTS ENTERING GRADES K1 TO 8):

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAM AND ENROLL.

This summer we want to give many students the opportunity to join the music program. We encourage parents to share our view that the study of music represents a most valuable endeavor toward advancing your child’s education. The present research has shown that playing an instrument increases brain development, as well as promoting the development of the mental discipline, teamwork, and self-esteem. The enjoyment of music and its lifelong appreciation are truly priceless gifts. Therefore we are offering the following opportunities. Open enrollment until June 1, 2017.

A. Trumpet Lessons (45 min)
B. Trombone Lessons (45 min)
C. French Horn Lessons (45 min)
D. Percussion Lessons (45 min)
E. Voice Lessons (30 min)
F. Woodwind Lessons: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone  (30 min)
G. Piano Lessons (30 min)
H. Suzuki Violin (30 min group class)
Click here to learn about the Suzuki Method of Teaching.

Click the name of the class below to learn more and sign up:

Suzuki Violin (K1 – Grade 3)
Saturday Suzuki Violin  Class (K1 – Grade 8)
Band Program (Grades 4-8)
Recorder (K2, Grade 1 and Grade 2)
Piano (Grades 2-8)
Dance Classes (Grades 1 to 8)